Nicole Gabe

Professional Experience:

June 2019 to present: Reporter & anchor, WINK News.
Previously worked at WABC as a 7 On Your Side intern in New York, NY. ; IMG Virginia Tech intern in Blacksburg, Va. ; WFXR intern in Roanoke, Va. ; and an editorial intern with Whitewall Magazine in New York, NY.

Awards & Recognition

Moderated the Virginia Tech 2019 Reunion Weekend Communication Panel

News Philosophy

I believe it’s my mission to serve the public and tell both sides of the story that have truth, meaning and also the ability to impact others.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Being outdoors and finding fun events are just a few things I enjoy here in Southwest Florida. I love to eat and travel with my friends and family! You can also catch me cheering on Virginia Tech – Go Hokies!


Bachelor’s of Science in Multimedia Journalism with a minor in Political Science at Virginia Tech – Magna Cum Laude

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The many land and water activities SWFL has to offer!


Bluefield, Va.


Gabby Petito’s disappearance prompts discussions on domestic violence

Emotional, upset and having a hard time catching her breath. That is how 22-year-old Gabby Petito appeared in bodycam footage taken on Aug. 12 as...

15-year-old boy battles COVID-19 at Golisano Children’s Hospital

We got a closer look at the experience of a young person fighting the coronavirus in the hospital. Lee Health released video of a teenage...

Men at ground zero say no one should forget 9/11

Many of us remember the day of Sept. 11, 2001 clearly. We went to American Legion Post 110 in Port Charlotte, where two men we...

With loss of former co-workers on 9/11, son, a mother finds new purpose

It's been 20 years since the tragic events of September 11, but for Shannon Mesenburg, what happened at the World Trade Center feels like...

Take precautions to avoid another COVID surge after Labor Day weekend

There are signs our surge is starting to level out just as people make plans for big holiday get-togethers. The medical community is asking everyone...

Third LCSO employee dies from COVID in less than a month

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has announced the death of a third employee from COVID-19. Corrections deputy William Diaz died on Tuesday. Steven Mazzotta, also...

Grim milestone: 18 COVID patients die at Lee Health

Eighteen COVID-19 patients died at Lee Health on Monday, the highest number of deaths since the start of the pandemic. “We see too many of...

Doctor pleads with pregnant women to get COVID-19 vaccine

A Lee Health infectious disease specialist is making a plea for its patients, as kids’ ICU beds near capacity, and NICU is over capacity....
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Religious leaders weigh in on mask, vaccine debate

Masks and vaccines have created a divide during the pandemic. Some people cite their belief system as the reason they avoid both. WINK News...

Man pleads guilty in deadly 2020 hit-and-run case

Adrian Zurita is accused of hitting and killing a 15-year-old boy, then leaving the scene of the crash in December 2020. This crash happened in...

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