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. 


Helping the homeless survive cold weather

The Salvation Army Night Watch team is just one year old, but it's been working to build trust in the community. Every Tuesday night,...

Holiday traditions persist at Edison-Ford Estates

At a time when many holiday traditions would normally be getting underway, businesses and cities across the U.S. are saying "not this year." But...

Child trials for COVID-19 vaccine to begin soon

You may be closely watching progress on COVID-19 vaccines, and wondering when you and your family members can get one. But for children, trials...

Smart thermometers being used to track spread of coronavirus

The health technology company Kinsa has created a smart thermometer that records fevers as well as other health information you enter into their app,...

Virtual job fair brings new opportunities to Southwest Floridians impacted by pandemic

So many people in Southwest Florida lost their jobs during the pandemic over the last several months, but now help is on its way...

Rooftop dining may return to Naples

Naples wants to add rooftop dining to its landscape. Restaurants in downtown Naples have been limited to the first floor of any building since 2000,...

NCH prepares to receive new COVID-19 vaccines

NCH Healthcare System in Naples has begun preparations for the reception and storage of future COVID-19 vaccines from any of the companies currently testing...

School District of Lee County considering COVID-19 testing on campus

UPDATE: Lee County commissioners on Tuesday approved the school district's request for $250,000 in CARES Act funding to be used for testing students. ------ The Lee...

Harry Chapin Food Bank distributing gift cards, not turkeys this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving is going to be anything but traditional. And with so many families in need this holiday season, the Harry Chapin Food Bank...
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SWFL veterans reflect on lifetimes of military service

Today is Veterans Day, but though there are more than 100,000 veterans living in Southwest Florida, celebrations cannot go on as usual due to...

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