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.


Police looking for vandals who threw rocks through windows of Cape Coral businesses

Windows are boarded up with plywood as multiple businesses at a strip mall along Skyline Boulevard in Cape Coral work to recover after vandals...

Woman battles COVID for 4 months in hospital, has no memory of it

In August, a woman went to the emergency room and was diagnosed with COVID-19. She spent months in the hospital and on a ventilator. Alicia...

Valerie’s House hosts Christmas party for kids who have lost loved ones

While the holidays are the time of year to be with loved ones, some people who have lost a family member or friend experiences...

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...

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