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


SWFL non-profits team up to feed those who are shut in due to coronavirus...

Feeding those in need across Southwest Florida. Non-profit Beverly's Angels is teaming up with Saint Matthews House to give meals to the less fortunate. The group...

Naples restaurant owner feeds those in need with ‘50,000 Meals Fund’

A Southwest Florida restaurant owner is going the extra mile to help those in need of a meal right now. Rebecca Maddox, owner of Three60...

SWFL chef delivers more than 100 meals to health care workers at Lee Health

One Southwest Florida chef delivered more than 100 meals to frontline health care workers on Friday. He says it's the least he can do. "If we're...

Glades County music teacher records video singing for students

A high school music teacher is letting his students know he misses them while we're all stuck at home by recreating an old favorite. We...
New Chico's store in Lee County. (Credit: WINK News)video

Chico’s announces reopening plan, rolls out new shopping experience

One of Southwest Florida's most prominent local businesses is getting ready to reopen. Chico's says it will do this in three phases starting next week...

LaBelle mom starts project to have people ‘adopt’ a graduating senior

Seniors in high school are missing out on so many once-in-a-lifetime moments due to the coronavirus pandemic. One mom wants students to feel special during...
Publix storefront. (Credit: AP)video

Publix to buy produce and milk from local farmers, donate to Feeding America Foundation

The Department of Agriculture estimates an astonishing 54 million people can't afford to eat, in large part because of the pandemic. Thousands of people lined...

Bonita Springs man, 83, saves landscaper from canal

A former TV news anchor is used to reporting the news, not being it, but what he did for a man who fell into...

Art teacher finds new avenues in tech to teach art

Sherry Diaz knows how to make beautiful art. But working on a computer, not so much. An art teacher for 25 years, the only time...
Publix storefront. (Credit: AP)video

SWFL Publix locations confirm employees test positive for coronavirus

Employees at four separate Publix locations in Lee County and Charlotte County are confirmed to have tested positive for the coronavirus Friday, according to...

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