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.


Trust & Verify: Southwest Florida politicians on Ukraine

As the war in Ukraine continues, lawmakers in Washington face off in political battles over how to stop Russia's President Vladimir Putin. Trust and Verify...

Trust & Verify: High gas prices are not price gouging

Filling up on gas can be downright depressing right now. With prices more than $4 a gallon, it's understandable why some are calling it highway...

Trust & Verify: What products are made from crude oil?

We are already feeling the pain at the pump after the U.S. ban on Russian oil but that pain may start spreading to the...

Trust & Verify: Why are ER wait times so long at Lee Health?

Waiting, waiting and still waiting. It is a problem across the country. Emergency departments buckling under pressure. Here at home, Lee Health is well aware...

Trust & Verify: Petition for charges in tiger Eko’s death won’t work

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for criminal charges against the man who stuck his arm in a tiger enclosure at the...

The state of bridges and overpasses in Southwest Florida

The Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse has many wondering what the bridges in Southwest Florida look like. There is a 24-page long list of bridges in Southwest...

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 & 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...

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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