Nicole Lauren

Professional Experience

WINK- June 2018 to Present.
Previous experience WBOC- TV Salisbury, MD.

News Philosophy

Give every story you do 110 percent.

There’s always someone out there who has a story to be told, they’re just waiting for us to find it and tell it. Accurately and honestly.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Since I moved to SWFL my hobbies have mainly consisted of relaxing by the pool/ beach when I am not working!


I studied at Villanova University. I majored in Communications with a specialization in Journalism. While I attended school there I did over 5 internships at various news stations in the North East.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

Easy answer- The Weather! Being from NY- I still can’t believe I live in paradise!


Manhasset, NY.


Lee and Collier schools still figuring out what schools will look like when classes...

It's the last day of school for Lee and Collier County students and what next year looks like is anybody's guess. In fact, Lee schools...

Collier County leaders vote in favor of opening beaches for normal hours on the...

Collier County has lifted the restrictions on county beaches and that means beaches will go back to normal hours on the weekend. Commissioner Bill McDaniel...
Girl slides down the slide on a playground. (Credit: WINK News).video

As playgrounds ready to reopen CDC says COVID-19 not easily spread on surfaces

Families, the moment you've been waiting weeks for is just hours away as Lee county playgrounds reopen Friday and it comes just as the...

Lee County approves millions in childcare funds for parents affected by COVID-19

Before most of you can go back to work you'll need someone to watch your kids. Lee County is helping after just approving millions...

Hodges University set to reopen campus June 1

While the Board of Governors works out their plan for getting students back on campus, students at Hodges University will already be in class...

Restaurants expand capacity and gyms open doors for first time in months

Florida begins another stage of reopening on Monday moving to Full Phase 1, as gyms and fitness centers will reopen and operate at 50%...

SWFL resident can’t get unemployment checks to stop coming after finding work again

More than a million Floridians have applied for unemployment benefits since mid-march and many have gotten through—but others have tried for weeks and have...

Wildfire broke out in Collier County overnight after spreading through containment lines

Firefighters just contained a wildfire that broke out overnight in Collier County, north of Immokalee Road. The fire started deep in the woods of Collier...

City of Naples strategizing how to continue with summer activities amid coronavirus

The Fourth of July is just two months out and Naples is trying to figure out what signature summer activities will look like in...

Cape Coral beaches and parks open on Tuesday with restrictions

Cape Coral beaches and parks are now open—but there will be restrictions if you are taking a visit. This beach, the pier, and all parks...

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