Morgan Rynor

Professional Experience

2018 to present: Reporter, WINK News. Previously worked as an anchor and reporter for WUFT in Gainesville, F.L, 2017; WSVN in Miami as an Investigative Unit intern, 2017; Today Show intern in NYC.

Awards & Recognition

I earned two Associated Press Awards while covering Hurricane Irma and a confederate rally. I was ranked Top Speaker in the State of Florida for Varsity Public Forum Debate. I’ve covered big stories in my home state of Florida from the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando to the Richard Spencer rally in Gainesville.

News Philosophy

Be the voice people can rely on in a community to relay accurate, important, and inspiring information. Journalism is what we need to make democracy work.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

I worked as a tennis instructor back in Miami, so in my free time, I like to play tennis. I also love to travel with my friends and family! Cheering on the Gators is a big family tradition. I didn’t miss a single home football game while I was in college.


Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications from the University of Florida

Likes best about Southwest Florida

All of the beautiful islands.


Miami Beach, Florida.


Researcher talks about how people form opinions of COVID-19

Local governments in Southwest Florida have operated differently to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Several have some form of mask mandate; others put beach...

American Cancer Society updates guidelines regarding HPV vaccine effectiveness

The human papillomavirus, or HPV, causes nearly 35,000 cancers every year, including cervical and head and neck cancer, according to the CDC. Studies show...

Lee County Commission Chairman Brian Hamman announces he has COVID-19

Lee County Commission Chairman Brian Hamman said Wednesday he has tested positive for COVID-19. He posted a video message on Facebook, saying "About six days...

Fort Myers city leaders to discuss mask mandate

The City of Fort Myers announced Tuesday that city leaders will discuss a mask mandate this week. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday...

Lee County leaders not publicly discussing how to stop COVID-19 spread

In the middle of a crisis, should your county leaders be taking a break? Lee County's elected officials are doing just that. WINK News has...

‘The curve is no longer flat:’ What are SWFL leaders planning to do to...

Nearly 900 of you commented on our story Thursday asking why Fort Myers and Lee County have not discussed more serious measures to prevent...

Why are there no mask mandates in Lee County or Fort Myers?

There were heated discussions Thursday in Cape Coral where city leaders are thinking about implementing a mask mandate. In Lee County and Fort Myers,...

SWFL guitarist dies of COVID-19, remembered for devotion to music

Community members are mourning the loss of a well-known musician in Southwest Florida. Loved ones say guitarist AJ Mullins died from the coronavirus recently. He...

Cape Coral drummer contracts coronavirus despite taking precautions; uses opportunity to give back

Drummer Willie Miller of Cape Coral was being extra cautious to not contract coronavirus. He was wearing his mask and continued using hand sanitizer....

Lee Health talks coronavirus patients and case numbers

Lately, coronavirus cases in Florida have been hitting record highs. And that has left those in the health care industry with questions about what...

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