Michelle Mackonochie

Professional experience

2018-present Morning Anchor at WINK
2015-2018 Weekend Anchor/Reporter & Morning Anchor at 47 ABC News in Salisbury, MD
2014-2015 Weekend Anchor/Reporter at WBKB News in Alpena, MI

News Philosophy

Always tell every story with the facts to back it up. Be honest. Speak to your audience as if they are your family & treat every story with importance.

Hobbies, interests

I love going to the beach, doing anything outdoors, exploring new restaurants & hanging with my parrot Olive!


Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The beaches!


Long Island, NY


Teachers try to make home classrooms work, welcome the odd ‘interruption’

Class may be in session, but kids aren't in school; they're e-learning live online or watching recorded lessons. Either way, things are different for kids. "This...

Harry Chapin Food Bank continues mobile pantries, needs help in effort

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida is working to help many people who don't know where their next meal is coming from. The...

‘We’re all scared’: Salons, barbershops worry ahead of ordered closures

Today may be your last day to get a haircut for a while as salons and barbershops have to close due to the governor's...

‘Teachers on A Mission’ deliver hundreds of meals a day to students and families...

Southwest Florida teachers are out of the classroom but that is not stopping them from going to great lengths to care for your kids. WINK...

Fort Myers Beach restaurants hit hard, but optimistic as takeout orders pick up

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, restaurant dining rooms in Florida were forced to close, leaving many to do curbside pick up and delivery as an...

Coronavirus impact extends to weddings

The coronavirus is an unwelcome guest for one Southwest Florida couple. They're among many forced to make big changes ahead of their wedding. Not only...

SWFL woman stuck in Europe due to COVID-19 precautions, good Samaritan reaches out

How about this for a coronavirus travel nightmare? A local woman is stuck in Europe with no good way to get home. She's trapped in...

Port Charlotte pizza shop features adoptable pets on its boxes

Dogs looking for their forever homes recently appeared on beer cans; now they're getting attention on pizza boxes. It started with Motorworks Brewery in Bradenton,...

Ohio man arrested for leaving scene of deadly boat crash near Vanderbilt Beach

Thursday, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission arrested James Allen, 75, of Ohio after they say he left the scene of a boat crash...

Sunsplash Water Park opens this weekend, management says they’re ready despite coronavirus fears

Get ready...Sunsplash Family Water Park in Cape Coral opens its gates this Saturday! However, with fears of the coronavirus circulating, some are a little hesitant...

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