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


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...

Rising COVID-19 cases means personal changes and store changes

COVID-19 is on the rise quickly surging thanks to the omicron variant. With a surge in cases, comes a surge in people rethinking their own...

LCSO investigating death after golf cart ends up in canal in St. James City

The Lee County Sheriff's Office conducted a death investigation Monday morning after a golf cart went into a canal along Curlew Drive in St....

Drug overdoses, alcohol abuse on the rise in SWFL

There have been a record number of drug overdoses and a spike in alcohol abuse in Southwest Florida in 2021, and the holiday season...

Pedestrian dies at hospital following North Fort Myers crash

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a tractor-trailer in North Fort Myers Tuesday morning. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 7 Up...

Gas prices begin decline ahead of heavy holiday travel

Gas prices continue to fluctuate in Southwest Florida as thousands of people hit the road for holiday travel, and with COVID-19 cases up more...

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