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.


‘Women for Trump’ tour visits Lee County Republican headquarters

The "Women for Trump" tour bus rolled into town Friday. We had a crew at the Lee County Republican headquarters on Winkler Road when...

Canadian snowbirds on the fence about a winter return to SWFL

In just days, travel restrictions expire for an area with a known affection for Southwest Florida, but there's a divide at the border. Many Canadians...

DeSantis maintained normal schedule ahead of Sally’s impact on Panhandle

As the effects of Hurricane Sally began to slash the Panhandle on Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis was attending an event at the White House. We...

Lee Health finances holding steady despite pandemic

Lee Health is in pretty good shape considering the hard hit the hospital system took this year. The chief financial officer said the system could...

Interview: Mayor Pete Buttigieg now fully supports Joe Biden for president

Once competitors, now Mayor Pete Buttigieg fully supports Joe Biden for president. WINK News Reporter Morgan Rynor spoke with Buttigieg about what changed and his...

More online shoppers targeted by scam texts

The pending delivery message may look real: "We found a package for you." Susan Kurtz woke up Sep. 3 to a text just like it. "It...

Woman accused of using ‘Lights for Layla, Inc.’ donations for personal expenses appears in...

Randi Romanoff is accused of using funds donated in the name of eight-year-old Layla  Aiken for her own personal gain. Many in SWFL donated to...

SWFL political group says cartoon against Black Lives Matter is a conversation starter

A political cartoon is drawing criticism for its portrayal of the Black Lives Matter organization. It was posted by the East Lee County Republicans...

Lee elections supervisor changes future vote-by-mail envelopes after misleading viral video

Florida voter Tina Brown posted a video on the internet voicing concerns over the security of voting by mail. It was even retweeted by...

CDC no longer recommends COVID-19 testing if you don’t show symptoms

You no longer have to get tested for the coronavirus if you come in contact with someone who has tested positive and then don't...

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