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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Iowa Democratic Party eyes Fort Myers, other parts of state for caucuses

The Iowa Democratic Party is considering having its caucuses in Florida, so snowbird voters in our area don’t have to travel back to their...
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Cell phone left at scene helped police catch Estero double-murder suspects

Investigators say two former U.S. Army soldiers made one big mistake after shooting and killing an Estero couple last year: They left behind one...
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Two former US Army soldiers indicted for 2018 Estero double-murder

Two former U.S. Army soldiers were indicted by a grand jury in connection to a 2018 double-murder in Estero. After being discharged from the army...
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Forensic expert says Vazquez victim likely not his first

The Pittsburgh Pirates player accused of having sex with a Lee County teenager isn't heading to Florida anytime soon. The Pennsylvania State police say Felipe...
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Clean water advocates work to get Caloosahatchee amendment on 2020 ballot

Lee County and five others in the state are considering giving waterways like the Caloosahatchee River their own bill of rights. Nonprofit Clean Water Now...
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FEMA says millions affected by overshare of personal information

FEMA reports more than 2 million people have been impacted by an overshare of “disaster survivor information” and mailed out letters to notify people...
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SWFL pilots return after delivering supplies to Bahamas, plan to go back

A group of Southwest Florida pilots just returned from a relief mission to the Bahamas. They say they are not done delivering help to...
Views of the Bahamas from a Coast Guard Elizabeth City C-130 aircraft after Hurricane Dorian shifts north Sept. 3, 2019. Hurricane Dorian made landfall Saturday and intensified into Sunday. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Stanton.)video

Waiting to send supplies to victims in the Bahamas

Right now, food and water are running low in the Mudd, which is a town in Great Abaco Island. That is why people in...
Greater St. Paul AME Church in Coconut Grove. (Credit: WINK News)video

Coconut Grove volunteers diligently work to aid Bahamas Dorian victims

While the destruction from Hurricane Dorian is miles away, thousands of people in Florida call the Bahamas their second home. For days, Elvern Ross feared...
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Court Docs: Lee County deputy under investigation for son’s death

There is a dispute between a mother and father, who is also a local law enforcement officer, over who should get the rights to...

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