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 previously served as a Reporter at WGCU, Southwest Florida’s NPR station.

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.


Dozens of agencies join forces to offer resources to those impacted by EF2 tornado...

On Saturday, dozens of agencies gathered in Lee County as a way to help families affected by last week's EF2 tornado. Many had their...

Victims of Sunday’s tornadoes figuring out what to do next

The processes of cleaning up the damage from the tornadoes that hit Southwest Florida will be much slower than it took for the storm...

Mobile home park in Placida sees extensive storm damage after EF1 tornado

A mobile home park in Placida in Charlotte County saw extensive damage after Sunday's storms and tornadoes. The National Weather Service confirmed that an...

Free at-home COVID tests available

The Biden administration has created a new program to make COVID-19 testing more accessible. This means, beginning on Saturday, people can get at-home COVID...

Robert E. Lee pedestal removed by the City of Fort Myers

A controversial pedestal was taken down in Fort Myers without notice. The City of Fort Myers removed the Robert E. Lee pedestal from it's spot...
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Business owners on high alert after multiple burglaries in Charlotte County

A fourth break-in has been confirmed in one part of Southwest Florida. Now, business owners in Charlotte County are hoping not to be the...

Dancing firefighters no longer hosting shows at Lani Kai

This year, a spring break staple won't be back on Fort Myers Beach. The Greater Cincinnati Firefighters will no longer host their dancing charity...

Thousands flock to Cape Coral Art Festival

A surge in COVID-19 cases is not getting in the way of this festival's return. Thousands of people came to Cape Coral for the...

Cape Coral plans to install 10 bubble curtains to fight blue-green algae in canals

A water crisis took over Cape Coral canals in 2018, spawning blue-green algae. Since then, Cape Coral has tested bubble curtains. Now, it is ready to...

Lee Health in desperate need of blood donations, wants you to help save lives

There is a health emergency that you can help solve. Lee Health says they are in an extreme blood shortage and need anyone and...

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