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. 


Day two in trial of Fort Myers man accused of sexually assaulting a maid

A trial of a Fort Myers man accused of sexually assaulting a maid he hired continues into day two Wednesday. David Ralston, 71, is accused...
Roadway that will see changes. (Credit: WINK News)video

Commissioners approve Whippoorwill Lane connection

A serene sight is about to change. Commissioners voted to build a connecting road through a plot of greenery. It was a packed house earlier...
Brittany Reimer wears a shirt in observance of World Autism Awareness Day. (Credit: WINK News)video

Overcoming the obstacles of autism with help from the community

Tuesday is World Autism Awareness Day. The goal, as defined by the United Nations, is to strengthen the commitment to the full inclusion and...
Packed stadium during a spring training game. (Credit: WINK News)video

Spring training spurs $80 million for the Southwest Florida economy

Another spring training season has come and gone as the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays are packing up...
President Mike Martin, surrounded by Florida Gulf Coast University faculty and students, announces the founding of The Water School during a ceremony at FGCU’s Vester Field Station in Bonita Springs on Friday, March 22, 2019. (Credit: WINK News)video

FGCU expands to provide the tools to combat blue-green algae, dead fish

Dead fish washing up on our beaches was a scene all too common last year. Now, Florida Gulf Coast University is making sure the...
Chiquita lock debate. (Credit: WINK News)video

Tensions are high over the Chiquita lock debate

A lock is once again at the center of a big debate. Lots of boats in western Cape Coral have to go through the Chiquita...

Plea Deal: Lehigh Acres man sentenced 20 years

Twenty years behind bars -- that is the price Ricky Ligonde, 20, will serve for his role in the robbery and murder of a...
93X Taco Fest. (Credit WINK News)video

93X Taco Fest: delectable treats supporting an important causeu

If $2 tacos sound like your thing, Sunday may be one of the best days for you, as the 93X Taco Fest is happening at...
Tools to create protest signs. (WINK News photo)video

Local education employees protest for higher wages

There is a "Sea of Red" along Metro Ave. and Colonial Blvd. that consists of local teachers, bus drivers, union members and more. They...
Man speaks about the Blue Zone Project. (WINK News photo)video

Naples pathway coalition raises bicyclists roadway safety awareness

Collier County neighbors are calling for more safety features for bikers and drivers to keep them safe on the roadway. Naples Pathway Coalition is raising...

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