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.

Lucille Zacovicvideo

A special quilt for a special woman reaching a milestone

A special celebration was held on Tuesday for a special lady. Lucille Zacovic turned 96-year-old on Tuesday. Family and friends surrounded her at Choices in...

Students in Cape Coral exchange Valentine’s Day cards with retirement community residents

A very special Valentine's Day card exchange took place on Monday. Student from Oasis Elementary North and residents of Highpoint at Cape Coral.  And not...

How things have changed since the Parkland school shooting four years ago

Monday marks four years since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School killed 17 people. Now, WINK News looks into what has changed since...

Could we see yet another COVID booster shot?

Doctors say COVID booster shots weaken after four months. However, it is the best option to avoid hospitalization if you contract COVID-19. The first report...

Hendry County among top producers of food; has high food insecurity among families

Food is growing everywhere but people are hungry in Hendry County. Hendry County is one of the most food-insecure counties in the state. Known for its...
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Bronze bust of Donny Overholser stolen

The hunt is now on for a stolen statue. A bronze bust installed to pay tribute to beloved volunteer Donny Overholser has been stolen. The...

A renewed search for Lauren Dumolo

There's been a renewed push to find one missing Cape Coral mother and friend. It has been more than a year and a half since...
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Neighbors recount garage fire at Cape Coral home

A family of four is safe after their garage caught fire on Friday evening in Cape Coral. This happened near the 200-block of El...

Brush fire breaks out in Lehigh Acres amid high fire risk in SWFL

The fire danger in Southwest Florida is very high, and evidence of that came in the form of a brush fire in Lehigh Acres...

Briarcliff neighbors expressing concerns over planned gate

Neighbors finally got their chance to take their concerns to county leaders. This comes after Lee County approved the building of a gate in...

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