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. 

Mugshot of Luuly Quang, 62. (Credit: Lee County Sheriff's Office)video

Pets removed from home in limbo until suspect’s case is resolved

A woman is out on bond but still faces serious animal neglect charges. On Tuesday, we showed you Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies removing...
Green pool at the Sunrise Apartments. (Credit: WINK News)video

One year later Sunrise Apartment tenants still live in abhorrent conditions

Mold, broken pipes and a swimming pool full of green water – this apartment nightmare is far from over. It has been almost a year...

New Lee County emergency warning system requires online sign-up

Lee County used the first Monday of 2019 Atlantic hurricane season to announce a major change to its emergency warning system. Gone is the...
Teen pitcher moments before throwing the baseball. (Credit: WINK News)video

Lee County hosts FHSAA two week event for sixth year

Hitting it out of the park. Right now, the best high school baseball teams in Florida are fighting to claim the state title. But...

FGCU scientist examines sediment to project impact of future storms

Is the secret to figuring out how strong future storms will be under water? That is what Florida Gulf Coast University scientists are trying...

Cape Coral 8-year-old aspires to serve his country

Hundreds of people lined the street in Cape Coral to pay tribute to those who died while serving in the armed forces. During the inaugural...
Swale in Lee County. (Credit: WINK News)video

Lee County focuses on reducing flooding for the 2019 hurricane season

Since Hurricane Irma, neighbors have noticed county crews working to reduce flooding in the future. Specifically, cleaning out your swales, which are marshy sunken...
Jamika Johnson's new home. (Credit: WINK News)video

Fort Myers teacher gets her slice of the American dream

A mother gets emotional as she receives the keys to the first home she has ever owned. With the help of Chico's and Habitat...

Federal judge gives VR Labs owner and partner prison sentences

A federal judge sentenced VR Labs owner Kay Gow and business partner John Williams to spend time in prison Monday. Gow faces a 10-year prison...
CCSO captures 'massive gator.' (Credit: CCSO)video

Golden Gate gator lives new life in an Immokalee farm

What happens to gators caught in neighborhoods? On Friday, we showed you a dramatic video of trappers wrangling a 9-footer in Golden Gate. While that...

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