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. 


Naples Botanical Garden heading up Bahamas environmental recovery effort

There is a total of 61 people dead and 600 still missing in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian swept through weeks ago. Those numbers are...
FILE: Water being released from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River on October 29, 2018. (Credit: WINK News/FILE)video

CDC Lake O study researches blue-green algae impact on people

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want to know if the blue-green algae living in Lake Okeechobee affects the health of people living...
FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, file photograph, an unsold 2019 S75D sits at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Rising trade tensions have sparked worries about the 17 exotic-sounding rare minerals needed for high-tech products like robotics, drones and electric cars. China recently raised tariffs to 25% on rare earth exports to the U.S. and has threatened to halt exports altogether after the Trump administration raised tariffs on Chinese products and blacklisted telecommunications giant Huawei. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)video

Study shows smart car safety features are failing at preventing collisions

A major warning is being issued about the technology you depend on to keep you safe in your vehicle. AAA put automatic braking and other...

Making Ends Meet: More money for child care

Southwest Florida families shell out an average of $4,400 per student on child care, according to data gathered from the Early Learning Coalition of...

Residents push back against Bonita voluntary home buyout program

While people may change over time, it seems that their thoughts on the Bonita Springs Voluntary Home Buyout Program is rigid. Residents have concerns...

Lee County School District partners with Harry Chapin Food Bank to fight student hunger

A new program aimed at reducing school waste while helping the hungry right here in Lee County kicks off Friday. Its takes a lot of...
Drone image of Hancock Bridge Square. Photo via WINK News.video

Business owner leaves North Fort Myers shopping center, hopes for better things to come

The Hancock Square shopping center off a bustling US-41 feels more like a ghost town, now that the owner of The Old Sewing Boutique...

Harry Chapin Food Bank working to fight hunger in SWFL

While you're eating breakfast, one in eight of your neighbors doesn't know where their next meal will come from. Here in Southwest Florida, Harry Chapin...
Mugshot of Breitel Bejerano, 34. (Credit: Collier County Sheriff's Office)video

Boat theft, shots fired leads to an arrest outside an Immokalee Wendy’s

An East coast man led deputies from two separate counties on a chase Tuesday after the suspect stole a boat from a person's home. One...
FILE: Water being released from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River on October 29, 2018. (Credit: WINK News/FILE)video

Army Corps strategize to prevent Lake Okeechobee overflows

Even offshore, a glancing blow from Hurricane Dorian could have an impact on Lake Okeechobee as it collects rain runoff from areas all around...

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