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!

Education

Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The beaches!

Hometown

Long Island, NY

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State considers adding designated truck lanes to I-75

Freight trucks are big, and they often clog up the highway or back up traffic. The Florida Department of Transportation is considering a lane designated...
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Fort Myers pilots relentlessly fly donations to Hurricane Dorian victims

Almost three months after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas, two Southwest Florida pilots are still taking on the daunting task of helping people in...
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‘Eva’s Closet’ founder aims to help community by providing necessities at no cost

Kindness: The quality of being friendly, generous and considerate. Jessica Goodall is all three. "Sure," she says laughing. She's also humble. Nearly four years ago, she put...
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Florida minimum wage hike would hurt Lee County small businesses

The minimum wage in Florida could soon increase to $15 an hour. While that may sound like a good thing, not everyone is happy...
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‘Keys to Progress’ event helps Fort Myers Vietnam veteran

Giving back to those who've given the ultimate sacrifice; That's the goal of Progressive's Keys to Progress event. More than 100 veterans and their families...
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Back Pack Kidz to feed Charlotte County food insecure children

For the 10th year, volunteers are trying to make sure students in Charlotte County do not go hungry when they are not at school....
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Keeping your trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween

Halloween is notorious for trick-or-treaters of all ages—dressed to the nines and collecting candy. It's also notorious for accidents; some fatal. Why? Kids excited to...
FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2018, file photo Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York. Federal health authorities say vaping giant Juul Labs illegally promoted its electronic cigarettes as a safer option to smoking, including in a presentation to school children. The Food and Drug Administration issued a stern warning letter to the company Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, flagging various claims by Juul, including that its products are “much safer than cigarettes.” The FDA has been investigating Juul for months but had not previously warned the company. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)video

Florida school district is suing Juul to combat youth vaping

Vaping is a growing epidemic around the country. This year so far, the CDC says there have been 34 deaths related to vaping and over...
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St. Matthew’s House charity to expand kitchen to serve as institute, public restaurant

A Southwest Florida charity is expanding. St. Matthew's House held a groundbreaking on Thursday for a new, 8,000-square-foot commercial kitchen. It's being built on its Naples...
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New Medicare.gov feature shows nursing homes with history of abuse

Pinpointing abuse with a red hand. That's the new feature Medicare.gov launched on Wednesday. It shows which nursing homes have a history of abuse. There are...

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