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.


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.


Murray, KY & Searcy, AR.


Inspiring People: Eagle Scout honors scoutmaster in community service project, hospice donation

Eagle is the seventh and highest rank a Boy Scout can get. It is so rare only 4% of Scouts ever achieve it. One Naples...

Southwest Florida’s ‘Fairy Pod Mother’ works to protect dolphins, wildlife

A blue kayak paddling through San Carlos Bay sometimes means the Fairy Pod Mother is on the water. Monica Lynn moved to her home on...

Southwest Florida native opens Belle Theatre in Cape Coral

A 28-year-old Cape Coral native just opened the Belle Theatre in the heart of his hometown. Tyler Young opened the Belle Theatre in May and...

Naples man scores two royal straight flushes in two weeks

You are five times more likely to be struck by lightning than you are to score a royal straight flush in poker. A resident of...

Ham radio operators: A long-lasting technology

With all the changes and advancements in technology, it is remarkable to see one particular hobby last more than 100 years even in times...
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Inspiring People: Lee County soccer player helps Special Olympians score a gold medal

"Going for the gold" has a special meaning for Special Olympians and their partners. WINK News anchor Lisa Hutson talked with Florida's Unified Soccer...

Flag Day celebration in a SWFL community

Flag Day, June 14, 1777, commemorates when the United States adopted the design we now know as the American Flag. It's a symbol of freedom...
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Bonita Springs principal inspires students with a memorable fundraising reward

The Pool of Yuck is a reward for a job well done for students at Bonita Springs Charter School. "I am looking forward to this....

All-amputee baseball team Louisville Slugger Warriors to play in Naples Saturday

The Louisville Slugger Warriors traveled to Naples, Florida to play a doubleheader against the SWFL Naples All-Star Team on Memorial Day weekend. Pitching Coach Len...

Orchids for Lehigh Acres: A project to reintroduce the flowering plant to its home

Nature has a way of replenishing itself even in the most difficult conditions. That is the hope for hundreds of baby orchids being planted...

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