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.


Inflations impact on Harry Chapin Food Bank in Lee County

The Harry Chapin Food Bank held its usual distribution at Harns Marsh Middle School and they may be seeing more people in need. The number...

FGCU Water School gets new building, set to open in the fall

It's a pretty building, a centerpiece on the Florida Gulf Coast University campus. But don't let the look fool you. The building is not for show. FGCU...
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In Perfect Harmony: Theme set for 2023 Naples Winter Wine Festival

Spreading the wealth in Southwest Florida to help kids in need. The Naples Winter Wine Festival is a huge event and brings in millions...

Kayaker without life jacket dies is Caloosahatchee River

A man was found dead after an incident along the Caloosahatchee River Sunday afternoon. According to FWC, a 24-year-old man from Indiana fell into...

Man taken into custody after barricading himself inside San Carlos Park home

The man who barricaded himself inside his San Carlos Park home has been taken into custody on Monday. Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno says the...

Mother’s Day Celebration in Southwest Florida

Mother's Day is celebrated across the country to show all the moms how much they are loved. A day that celebrates motherhood, maternal bonds,...

Mother’s Day made special by Habitat for Humanity home for single mother

Single mother of 2, Joy Johnson, got a Mother's Day gift dedicated by Habitat for Humanity that changed her family's life. Johnson, a full-time healthcare...

Gulf Elementary teacher surprised with puppy for Teacher Appreciation Week

A teacher who goes above and beyond for her students was rewarded with a special gift. Brooke Przespolewski, who teaches at Gulf Elementary in Cape...

Vandalism fuels new display of Ukraine murals in Southwest Florida

Community artists are sending a bold message to vandals Thursday. New murals to support Ukraine are standing strong off McGregor Boulevard after the original...
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MW Horticulture fails inspection, fire marshal says conditions still aren’t acceptable

The MW Horticulture mulch facility in south Fort Myers must stay shut down after a string of violations. The San Carlos Park fire marshal...

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