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.


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Southwest Florida Reading Festival returns after going virtual during COVID

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