Michelle Alvarez

Professional Experience

August 2021 to present: WINK News Reporter and Video Journalist. Previously worked as Production Assistant at Fort Myers Broadcasting, 2020 to 2021. Michelle was previously a Reporter at WGCU, Southwest Florida’s NPR station, and is also bilingual.

News Philosophy

I believe in truth, I believe in fairness, and more than anything I want to give a voice to those less heard.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

​When she’s away from work, Michelle enjoys music festivals, art, travel, golf, and cheering on the Tampa Bay Bucs!


Bachelor’s in Communication, Minor in Journalism from Florida Gulf Coast University.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

Michelle was born in Homestead and raised in Naples Florida, so it’s great to be home!


Born in Homestead, Fla., raised in Naples, Fla.


Meals of Hope hosts food-packing event to feed hungry SWFL families

Meals of Hope plans to make the holiday season a little brighter for people in Southwest Florida struggling to put food on the table. Meals...

Lee County neighbors helping those still struggling after the hurricane

Volunteers in Lee County communities are dropping off supplies to people still struggling from Ian. Ellen Baker reached out to her community, asking people to...

Tommy Bohanon Foundation’s charity softball tournament raises $38K

  The Tommy Bohanon Foundation hosted a three-in-one softball event Sunday morning to help local families in need this holiday season. Pott’s Sports Cafe, one of...

Small businesses holding special events for Small Business Saturday

The big Black Friday sales are over, but there's still more time to shop. You can check out the small, local, and independent businesses...
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Pendas Law Firm holds annual turkey giveaway

An annual Thanksgiving giveaway for families in need is being held Sunday. The Pendas Law Firm is holding its 14th annual turkey giveaway at...
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Naples Walk to End Alzheimer’s also collecting items for the community

In light of the devastation that Hurricane Ian left behind in Southwest Florida, the Naples Walk to End Alzheimer's is transitioning into a community...

SWFL woman becomes first-time homeowner thanks to Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity has helped a mother of six to officially become a first-time homeowner, and WINK News was there when they raised the...

Valerie’s House volunteer paying it forward and helping others dealing with loss

Paying kindness forward. A young adult who grew up going to Valerie's House after her mom died is now starting to volunteer to help...

Englewood Beach Waterfest returns this weekend

The Englewood Beach Waterfest is set to begin Friday and go through Sunday. Hurricane Ian ruined so much, but did not cancel the popular event. But...

Clothes giveaway held for Ian survivors in Cape Coral

A community giveaway to help those affected by Hurricane Ian is taking place on Sunday morning at the Torched Bar & Grill in Cape...

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