John-Carlos Estrada

Professional Experience

2016 to present; Anchor & reporter, WINK News. Previously an anchor at KLTV/KTRE in Tyler, Texas and KAVU in Victoria, Texas. Was also a news writer at NBC/MSNBC in New York City & ABC News in Washington, D.C.

Awards & Recognition

Best Newscast by Texas AP Broadcasters. Also received an honorable mention in specialty reporting by Texas AP Broadcasters & Lone Star Emmy Awards.

News Philosophy 

“Deliver good storytelling that makes an impact.”

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Running, travel and cooking.

Education

MS, Columbia University.

BA, The George Washington University.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

“The fact that you can go to a beach all year!”

Hometown 

Dallas.

Mugshot of Jorge Deleon Galindez, 44. (Credit: Charlotte County Sheriff's Office)

Port Charlotte man arrested for home invasion and assault

Deputies arrested a Port Charlotte suspect after a victim says she woke up in her bed with him lying on top of her. Charlotte County...
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Witnesses: Woman crashes car, tries to hide drugs

A woman crashed her van into a LeeTran bus stop bench in south Fort Myers Friday, and we were on scene as she got...
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WINK News finds gun left in Babcock Ranch restaurant bathroom

A dangerous weapon was out in a place open to the public, waiting to fall into the hands of a child. We were in...
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Former mayor advocates for domestic violence victims

The boyfriend of a Cape Coral woman is accused of killing her this week. Investigators told WINK News, Kyle Orr attacked Jessica Landor before....
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Local artist creates mural celebrating nature in Florida

Celebrating Florida's nature while breathing life into local businesses – a local artist transformed the appearance of Cypress Lake Professional Center from 'blah' to...
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Gov. DeSantis signs bill banning sanctuary cities in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill banning sanctuary cities in Florida Friday, following through with the campaign promise he made to sign this ban...
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Nonprofit builds homes for six families in Lee County

A nonprofit says rent prices are reportedly skyrocketing in Southwest Florida. And we reported earlier this week Florida is nearly 90 percent higher than...
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AMIkids may shutdown due to changes in state non-profit funding

A magical moment cut short. "I think they felt it thru the entire program that's there's going to be this shift," said Jeffrey Jean-Jacques, executive...
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200 benches benches coming to Cape Coral school bus stops

We got a first look at benches that will go to bus stops in Cape Coral to help keep children safe. Cape Coral Rotary Club...
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iPad leads detectives to stolen deputy gun, gear in Cape Coral

An iPad of all things helped lead investigators to a deputy's stolen gun and tactical gear. Two teen suspects were arrested for swiping the...

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