Nicole Gabe

Professional Experience:

June 2019 to present: Reporter, 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.


Why do they leave? Looking at hit-and-run drivers in SWFL

The increase in the number of hit-and-run crashes in our region has a lot of people wondering what happens if a driver leaves a...

Community fears rent increase as Habitat for Humanity puts up low-income complex for sale

People living in apartments currently owned by Habitat for Humanity are worried that they will no longer be able to afford their rent. Habitat is...

Suspect arrested in robbery, carjacking at Southwest Florida International Airport

A man police say robbed an airport employee before carjacking a vehicle on Monday morning at the Southwest Florida International Airport has been arrested. The...

Son of bicyclist killed in hit-and-run has a message for the person responsible

Their dad died a violent death. His killer—still on the run. "You hear from your dad one day and then the next day you hear...

Gov. DeSantis announces purchase of land to save heart of Everglades from oil production

The heart of the Everglades is already moving toward restoration, now with new protection. "This, I think, is a win for the people of Florida,"...

Cape Coral turns 50 years old today!

The City of Cape Coral turned 50 years old on Tuesday. Southwest Florida's biggest city is nothing like it was in 1970, and the...
Dog watches the front yard in Lehigh Acres. (Credit: WINK News)video

At least 3 Lehigh Acres dogs poisoned to death; killer remains at-large

Dogs in Southwest Florida are under attack! Someone is going around poisoning them and at least three have died since Christmas. Melissa, who asked that...

Children’s Advocacy Center’s partnership with Harry Chapin feeds families, raises spirits

The WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk is only ten days away, and your donations to the Harry Chapin Food Bank will help reach a...
Two kids who are recipients of food provided by your donations. (Credit: Harry Chapin Food Bank)video

Hungry kids struggle to learn. The WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk can change that

Excelling in school is significantly more difficult when you are unable to focus. For one in five children in Southwest Florida, that is the...
In this March 2017, photo, provided by Rep. Kimberly Dudik, Dudik speaks on the floor of the legislature holding her newborn son Marcutio in Helena, Mont. As experts predict another banner year of women running for office, hurdles remain particularly for those like Dudik who have young children. Only six states have laws specifically allowing the use of campaign funds for child care. In most states, including Montana, the law is silent on the issue and up to interpretation by state agencies or boards. (Rep. Nate McConnell/Rep. Kimberly Dudik via AP)video

Should Florida politicians be able to allocate your campaign donations to childcare?

Experts predict a significant amount of women will run for public office this year but they have no one to watch their children while...

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