Lisa Hutson

Professional Experience

2021 to present: WINK News weekend morning anchor, and Trust & Verify Reporter.

Previously worked at KTHV-TV in Little Rock, AR., 2010 to 2013; WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, Oh., 2014 to 2015; KCEN-TV in Waco, TX., 2015-2018 and WHAS-TV in Louisville, KY., 2018-2020.

Awards & Recognition

Earned 2018 News Special Emmy award for “Call to Duty: Hurricane Florence” documenting the National Guard response to Hurricane Florence.

News Philosophy

Journalists serve the public. Be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information. Treat all sources, viewers and community members with respect. Give a voice to the voiceless. Hold the powerful accountable. Report honestly and with integrity giving viewers the correct fact based information they need to make important decisions in their lives.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

I enjoy spending my off days at the beach with my two BIG dogs – Abita and Shiner.

I also enjoy volunteering to serve veterans, senior citizens and shelter animals.

Education

Bachelors in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie TX.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The weather. The people. The food.

Hometown

Murray, KY & Searcy, AR.

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Trust & Verify: Fake email from USPS claims package delayed amid COVID test deliveries

Demand is high for those free COVID-19 test kits being mailed directly to your home from the United States Postal Service. Now some third-party websites...

Trust & Verify: How to spot fake N95, KN95 masks and how to find...

Face masks brought in $34 million in profit in 2021 to the businesses that make them. Demand is just as high right now during the...
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Trust and Verify: Questions surrounding COVID-19 death statistics

Cause of death statistics have real impacts. They can determine state and federal funding and drive healthcare decisions. Pensions and life insurance premiums are...
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Trust & Verify: Claims of critical race theory being taught in Collier schools remains...

After claims of critical race theory being taught in Collier County classrooms, the school board heard from passionate parents Tuesday night. "You are pitting black...
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Trust & Verify: Vaccine-hesitant woman tours NCH COVID unit to ask questions, get answers

In this WINK News Trust & Verify series, we take a Bonita Springs woman behind the curtain at NCH. Angele Boyd Myers first shared her...
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Trust & Verify: How good is the data on side effects and on who...

The COVID-19 vaccine is regarded as the safest and most effective way to prevent serious hospitalization or death from the virus. While doctors and...
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3 high school seniors talk directly to Charlotte school district on mask mandates

Three Lemon Bay High School seniors are requesting a mask mandate in Charlotte County Public Schools after a surge in COVID-19 cases this school...
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Why are people so angry right now? We sit down with psychologists to find...

The worldwide battle against COVID-19 has researchers finding another epidemic gripping America – a crisis of collective rage and divisiveness. We wanted to get at the...
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Trust & Verify: The heightened concerns during 9/11 anniversary

On a sunny southwest Florida afternoon, we asked the public to tell us what they wanted to know. A white dry erase board with...

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