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.


SWFL promotes alternatives for fireworks this Fourth of July weekend

Safety officials remind communities to be careful while celebrating the Fourth of July, especially when it comes to fireworks. Fireworks are fun but also dangerous. Todd...

Southwest Floridians turning to pawn to make ends meet

Business is booming at pawn shops because people are selling valuables to pay their bills given the price of gas, food, and rent. "Sadly, with...

Sea turtle nesting season underway on Fort Myers Beach

It's sea turtle nesting season in Southwest Florida. A volunteer with the non-profit Turtle Time said it's rare to see a sea turtle nesting but...

Dangers of improperly storing firearms

Children are getting their hands on firearms in Southwest Florida and shooting them. In April of last year, two kids under the age of 10...

Florida not recognizing Juneteenth as a state holiday

Florida is one of the states not acknowledging Juneteenth as a state holiday. President Biden established Juneteenth as a federal holiday last year. WINK News spoke...
Juneteenth Tea Celebrationvideo

SWFL first-ever Juneteenth Tea Celebration held Sunday

The first-ever Juneteenth Tea celebration in SWFL was held Sunday in the Edison Ford Shoppes at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. The Juneteenth Tea...

SWFL celebrates Juneteenth, a new federal holiday

A Southwest Florida community is celebrating a new federal holiday. Juneteenth is the first new federal holiday approved since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in...
RSW expansionvideo

RSW expansion plan hopes to make it easier for travelers

Southwest Florida International Airport is expanding its terminal to help with airport efficiency and give travelers more options. Amy Williams knows a thing or two about...

Charlotte County plans for manatee detection software after 2 die in lock

A lock kills two manatees in six months and now a plan is in the works to make sure it doesn't happen again. It happened...

Parents frustrated after Fort Myers Sky Zone summer camp canceled

Fort Myers parents were shocked when they tried to drop their kids off this morning for summer camp at Sky Zone to find out...

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