Michael Hudak

Professional Experience

May 2021 to present: Reporter, Anchor, Photojournalist at WINK News. Previously worked as an Anchor, Reporter, and Photographer at WCTV in Tallahassee for 5 years; Intern for WABC in New York City from June-August of 2016.

Awards & Recognition

Emmy-Nominated for coverage of Surfside condo collapse.

6x Associated Press Award Winner … Including Best Digital Journalist, Best Sports Anchor, & Best News Anchor.

Service To America Award winner for coverage of Hurricane Maria’s aftermath in Puerto Rico.

News Philosophy

My job is to find out what the heck is going on, and tell it the best I can. Every day. If I did that correctly, I did my job.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Watching and talking sports, exercise, playing music.


Bachelors in Communications from Florida State University.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

How I can go outside in December and not be miserable.


Westchester, New York


Center for Covid Control headquarters raided by the FBI, SWFL leaders have questions

The FBI has raided the Center for Covid Control's headquarters in Illinois. WINK News has been investigating the company's practices here in Southwest Florida...

All Center for Covid Control testing sites remain closed in SWFL, Edison Mall location...

A troubled COVID-19 testing site set to reopen on Saturday at the Edison Mall might not open after all. The site in Bonita Springs...

Feds investigating numerous complaints into Center for Covid Control

For the first time, the federal government officially confirms it is investigating laboratories and testing sites associated with the Center for COVID Control, the...

Center for Covid Control facing lawsuit from Minnesota AG

The company that has been at the center of an investigation by WINK News is now facing a lawsuit in another state. Since WINK...

FEMA helping to survey tornado damage in Iona

FEMA was in Iona on Wednesday, surveying the damage from Sunday's tornado. They marked buildings to let people know to stay out because they...

Several Center for Covid Control testing sites close in Southwest Florida

Days after WINK News began an investigation into the Center for Covid Control when viewers said they received false test results, many sites shut...

Center for Covid Control will temporarily close COVID test sites, according to USA Today

The company at the center of a WINK News investigation has ordered a pause in operations, according to USA Today. USA Today reports that it...

Man claiming to run a controversial Bonita Springs COVID test site says he was...

The signs that lined US-41 leading to a COVID-19 testing site at a Bonita Springs strip mall are gone, but the test site remains...

WINK News Investigates: COVID testing location in Bonita Springs providing negative results before people...

Finding a COVID-19 test in a short time can be challenging. WINK News met a mom and dad who, while on the hunt for...

Lee Health suspending some elective procedures because of COVID-19 cases

Lee Health is temporarily suspending some elective procedures to a high census across its hospitals due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. Procedures that...

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