Janae Muchmore

Professional Experience

February 2018 to present: Reporter, WINK News.  

Awards & Recognition

Honored to work alongside a team of talented journalists to bring home two Florida AP awards for continuing coverage of the Richard Spencer Rally and Hurricane Irma with WUFT-FM in Gainesville, FL.

News Philosophy

We all have a story worth sharing! My passion shines through my eagerness to meet new people, hear their stories and share them with the rest of Southwest Florida. My goal isn’t just to inform, but also inspire.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

My free time is mostly spent outdoors.  Whether it’s going to the beach, kayaking around our estuaries, running through downtown Fort Myers or capturing some amazing photos of this paradise we call home. I also frequent the gym, follow all things related to the Florida Gators and love to explore all of the amazing local restaurants SWFL has to offer.


Bachelor’s of Science in Telecommunications at The University of Florida — Go Gators! 

Likes best about Southwest Florida

Life’s better when you’re at the beach!  


Jacksonville, Fla. 


Collier County holding drive-in Independence Day light show Friday-Sunday

As the July 4 weekend approaches celebrations will look different this year with the coronavirus spreading. This year Collier County will be holding a drive-in...

Lee and Collier counties make list of most dangerous boating spots in Florida

Lee and Collier County are now making a list no one wants: some of the most dangerous spots for boaters. 65 boating accidents were reported...

CCSO Crisis Intervention Team trained to de-escalate tense situations

With the recent cases of police brutality coming to light, many are calling for a restructuring of police departments. In Collier County deputies are trained...

Man wanted for attempted homicide found dead in Cape Coral

A suspect in an attempted homicide that occurred late Sunday in Cape Coral was found dead Monday evening. Investigators began their search for Juan Nieves...

Graduating seniors concerned about college in the wake of the COVID-19

High school graduations will look much different this year with all 13 Lee County High Schools holding virtual ceremonies this weekend. The pandemic is making...

Safety precautions in place as little league baseball returns in SWFL

There was a coronavirus scare for parents of Fort Myers little league players after their games were postponed when a parent showed symptoms and...
Seal of the School District of Lee County. Photo via WINK News.

Lee County creates email address for parents to voice their concerns before students return...

In just eight weeks kids head back to school and we know it's going to look different than years past. The biggest change your kids...

New testing site opens in Charlotte County as COVID-19 cases rise across the state

Florida is seeing an increase in positive cases of the coronavirus, and in Charlotte County specifically, the Florida Department of Health is reporting 535...
Fort Myers Police Department headquarters. (Credit: WINK News)video

FMPD, city council members to meet for discussion on police reform

The possibility of real police reform is coming to the City of Fort Myers. Police Chief Derrick Diggs is expected to be at Monday's meeting...

What parents need to know about safety precautions in place as Lee County summer...

Parents, you have this weekend to get ready for summer camp as It starts on Monday. But things will be different this year as...

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