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.


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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No fishing on Sunday at Naples Pier

With a new year often comes new laws and ordinances. And 2022 is no different. Naples City Council approved a ban on fishing at...

COVID testing site in Lee County swamped during New Year’s

Across Southwest Florida, COVID-19 testing sites see demand skyrocket as people try to squeeze in one more test before 2021 ends. WINK News reporter Michelle...

NYE events continue as omicron spreads

Many of your favorite New Year's Eve events are continuing despite the spread of the omicron variant. WINK News looks into why many celebrations...

Second eaglet hatches at SWFL Eagle Cam nest

Harriet's eaglets have hatched and now Southwest Florida will be watching as the pair grow. The first egg hatched at 12:34 p.m. on Monday. More...

Woman robbed, attacked at south Fort Myers Days Inn; suspects on the loose

A woman was robbed and attacked at a Days Inn in south Fort Myers early Friday morning, and the hunt is on for a...

Large number of shorebirds in distress in Southwest Florida

A large number of shorebirds, the majority gulls and terns, are ending up sick and dying on Lee and Collier County beaches. "They are convulsing,...

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