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.


MS, Columbia University.

BA, The George Washington University.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

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



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...

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...

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...
Woman her boyfriend is accused of killing. (Credit: WINK News)video

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....
Anton works on the project. (Credit: WINK News)video

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...

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...

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...
Amikids. (Credit: WINK News)video

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...

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...

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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