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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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Trump signs executive order on deregulation in hopes of helping economy

President Donald Trump said the coronavirus has attacked our nation's economy and health, so he signed an executive order Tuesday on regulatory relief. He...
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Rooney misses 52% of House votes so far this year. Reason: coronavirus

Where's Congressman Francis Rooney? Since the first of the year, he has missed 52 percent of votes in the House of Representatives. The last time Rooney...
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Restaurants allowed to go to 50% capacity

Southwest Florida is now in "full phase one" reopening, which means restaurants can increase capacity to 50 percent with social distancing still in place....
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What would a Hertz bankruptcy mean for Southwest Florida?

Hertz is in deep financial trouble. A new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission questions whether the Estero company can last another year. If...
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DeSantis holds a press conference at Gulf Coast Medical Center; elective surgeries to continue

Gov. Ron DeSantis held a press briefing Monday at Gulf Coast Medical Center on in south Fort Myers. The big takeaway – elective surgeries are...
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SWFL tourism industry slowly reopens; expert says comeback not far off

People are back out on the beach. But that doesn't mean tourists are heading to Southwest Florida to soak up the sun just yet....
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Lee Health projects $85M in losses past couple months

The region’s largest employer is projecting millions of dollars in losses for the past couple months and says it could take years to recover. We...
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Chico’s CEO discusses the company’s attempt to reopen and what that looks like for...

Low stock prices and accusations of wrongdoing by employees recently laid off have been an issue at Chico's FAS. Lee County-based Chico's said it's experiencing...
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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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