Nicole Gabe

Professional Experience

Anchor on WINK News weekdays at Noon and 3:00 p.m. She started at WINK News as a multimedia journalist and was quickly promoted to co-anchor of WINK News Weekend.

She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2019 after multiple summer internships at WABC 7 On Your Side, WFXR Sports, IMG Virginia Tech, and Whitewall Magazine.

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

Nicole enjoys spending time with her orange cat, Sven! He was adopted in 2020 from the Naples Humane Society and came with the name Sven, which was inspired by the reindeer from the movie Frozen. When Nicole isn’t with Sven, she enjoys playing tennis, pickleball and volleyball with friends and family. She’s also a big foodie and loves trying different restaurants across SWFL.


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!


Nicole Gabe is a first-generation Asian-American journalist, born in West Virginia and raised in a small town in southwestern Virginia.


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