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.


You can now text to 911 for emergency services in Lee County

The Lee Board of County Commissioners and Lee County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday that county residents and visitors now can send a text...

Man accused of assaulting Salvation Army bell ringer in south Fort Myers arrested

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has arrested the man they say assaulted a Salvation Army bell ringer outside a Publix in south Fort Myers...

SWFL firefighters using a donated home for specialized situations training

Southwest Florida firefighters are getting some hands-on training in a real but controlled house fire situation. On Monday, the Iona McGregor Fire District trained...

Shop with a Sheriff lets kids make their Christmas wishes come true

On Saturday, dozens of kids were able to check some things off of their Christmas lists with the help of the Collier County Sheriff's...
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Middle schooler donates his hair to ‘Wigs for Kids’

One middle school student is making it his mission for kids affected by medical hair loss to feel confident. Luis Palomino grew his hair...

Cape Coral wants to incentivize businesses to hire Cape Coral residents

The City of Cape Coral is working to bring in new jobs so homeowners and renters don't have to cross the bridges for work. It's...

Child stuck in empty sewer pipe rescued by firefighters

A child was rescued Monday night after getting stuck in a sewer pipe. The incident happened along Seventh Avenue in the Pine Manor Community in...

Judge denies dismissal in sex crimes case against former ‘Most Wanted’ fugitive

According to the girl's mother, a young girl who said a man raped her multiple times has taken her story back, but when the...

Porsche Parade raises $500k for Lee Health Foundation

What's better than Santa riding in on his sleigh? How about a parade of luxury cars full of gifts leading Santa to children at...

Don’t wait! Christmas tree sellers say trees are going fast

If you are looking for the perfect live Christmas tree you may want to rush out now and get it. Tree tent operators are...

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