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.


‘For poor animals’: Gulf Coast Humane Society gets thoughtful donation from beyond the grave

It was a typical Tuesday afternoon at the Gulf Coast Humane Society. Until a man walked into the adoptions lobby and set a large jar...
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The Collier at Naples unveils its ‘Wall of Valor’

A huge honor came for a bunch of veterans. 12 of them are now on a "Wall of Valor at the Collier of Naples...
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Caught on Camera: Suspect stealing construction supplies in Lehigh Acres

Deputies are looking for a suspect caught on camera stealing supplies from a construction site in Lehigh Acres on Saturday. Since building materials are more...
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Dunbar Easter Parade takes over the streets of this historic community

Floats and fun took over as an Easter celebration returned. Dunbar's annual Easter parade brought the community together. This year was the 78th Annual Dunbar...

Hot spots still flaring up as MW Horticulture fire marks one week

Flames and hot spots are still flaring up at MW horticulture. It is day seven of this fire, and there are still crews on...

How 15% ethanol blend gas will affect your vehicle

Owners of older cars are concerned about their engines now that the Biden administration is allowing the sale of 15% ethanol gas to lower...

Pine Lakes community continue their fight against neighboring development

Residents in the Pine Lakes Country Club oppose the development of hundreds of homes on an 82-acre site near their community. Some are worried the...

International and SWFL authors are joining forces to raise money for Ukrainian families

A group of local and international authors is coming together to raise money for the people in Ukraine. A collaboration of creative work by international...

New scam involves sending victims disturbing photos

A new phone scam is making its way around Southwest Florida. The scam was reported to Cape Coral police on Thursday. According to a Cape...

Artists behind vandalized Zelenskyy mural in Fort Myers planning to paint more murals

Two works of art in support of Ukraine have been vandalized in Fort Myers. But the destruction isn't stopping the artists behind the murals. It's...

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