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


Impaled dolphin washes ashore on Fort Myers Beach, investigation underway

Authorities are investigating after an impaled dolphin washed ashore on Fort Myers Beach last month. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are asking the public for...

Lengthy process ahead to remove derelict boat from Bimini Basin

Stranded boats can definitely be an eyesore. Residents nearby the one on its side in Cape Coral say it's an eyesore, but getting it...

Residents around Bimini Basin upset over city’s handling of derelict boat

A boat that has been a nuisance to people living around Bimini Basin in Cape Coral has become a problem again. The blame is...

Luggage Limbo: Repair shop ghosts customers, dumps their valuables in dumpster

Imagine finding your valuables were dumped in a dumpster. That's what people we spoke with in Southwest Florida have been experiencing after dropping off...

Wild hogs tearing up yards in Lehigh Acres

Hogs are taking over in Lehigh Acres, tearing up yards and menacing entire neighborhoods. People living there are fed up and looking for a...

Burglar steals from store by making a hole in the wall in North Fort...

It's like a scene out of a movie. Dollar World in North Fort Myers was burglarized by someone who cut a hole in the wall...

RSW responds to security concerns after woman breaks through fence with her car

The head of Southwest Florida International Airport is responding to your security concerns after a woman crashed through a gate and drove across the...

‘It’s safe’: County leaders reassure safety at RSW after woman drives onto runway

A Southwest Florida woman faces multiple charges after crashing her car through a secured gate at RSW on Saturday. County leaders say the airport...

Publix to end free prescription program in June

Free prescriptions will soon be a thing of the past at Publix pharmacies. The program is set to end on June 1. A pharmacist in...
Wooten's airboats animal sanctuaryvideo

A look at the complaints made against Wooten’s Animal Sanctuary

WINK News has taken a look into the history of complaints at Wooten's Animal Sanctuary after a tiger mauled an employee. In April 2018, a...

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