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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.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications from the University of Florida

Likes best about Southwest Florida

All of the beautiful islands.

Hometown

Miami Beach, Florida.

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Hertz on the brink hires bankruptcy attorneys as bills come due, lenders agree to...

Hertz is reportedly on the brink of bankruptcy after missing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of payments that have come due. A Southwest Florida...
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Former Chico’s employees laid off due to COVID-19 protest in front of retail stores

On Monday, about a dozen former Chico's employees participated in a protest outside one of the Southwest Florida stores because of the way they...
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Two new coronavirus testing sites to open in Lee County

Lee County says testing is crucial in moving forward and monitoring the county as they continue to open up. They announced Friday they will...
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Chico’s cuts jobs in ‘significant restructuring’

Chico's confirmed deep job cuts on Thursday, both locally and nationwide. The Fort Myers-based fashion company filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission outlining...
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Economist sees Florida bouncing back quicker than rest of country

With businesses set to reopen next week, does that mean we'll see Florida's economy climb back up? The one-time chief economist for Wells Fargo believes...
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Dealing with infertility and pregnancy during the pandemic

Pregnancy can be beautiful, but it's a heartbreaking topic for others. IVF treatments are on hold because of the pandemic, and women who have become...
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WINK News moderates virtual debate for SWFL congressional candidates

As Campaign Central in Southwest Florida, we hosted a virtual debate with eight candidates running for the U.S. House seat representing Florida’s 19th Congressional...
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Lee Health CEO says system glitch resolved after COVID-19 data failed to go to...

Lee Health confirms Friday it under reported numbers for coronavirus data after a system failure between it and Florida Department of Health in Lee...
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SWFL family faces added obstacles without car to get to food pantries

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many families don't know where their next meal is coming from, as they are faced with food insecurity. Statewide,...
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Community helping Lehigh Acres teacher, family after house fire

A Lehigh Acres family of six is safe today after a fire tore through their home, but they're dealing with the loss of many...

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