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.


Family and friends will come together on Wednesday to honor fallen FWC officer Julian...

Family and friends will come together Wednesday evening to remember the FWC officer, 30-year-old Julian Keen. Keen was shot and killed in the area of...

Lee County to begin testing antibodies to prepare for a possible second wave

Lee County will begin testing antibodies to stay prepared for a possible second wave of coronavirus. The county is teaming up with Florida Gulf Coast...

Goodwill to help people in Lee County with mortgages and utilities

Select Goodwill locations in Lee County will help people apply for help to pay their rent and mortgages. The company will be helping people...
Collier County Public Schools. (Credit: WINK News)

Collier County schools offering online learning for students over the summer

Collier County schools are wasting no time getting students and parents ready for the new year. They just announced a lot of help for students...
FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2016, file photo, a female Aedes aegypti mosquito acquires a blood meal on the arm of a researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo's University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The CDC is working with Florida health officials to investigate what could be the first Zika infection from a mosquito bite in the continental United States. They said Tuesday, July 19, 2016, lab tests confirm a person in the Miami area is infected with the Zika virus, and there may not be any connection to someone traveling outside the country. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)video

Severe drought followed by massive amount of rain is cause for grueling mosquito season

Feel itchy? Mosquitoes are so bad right now because we've had the perfect weather for swarms to hatch. For 30 minutes our WINK News crew...

FGCU sets regional economic recovery initiative

Businesses are trying their best to stay alive amid this pandemic and there's a lot of fear of what's safe and what's not. So many...

Fort Myers woman battled coronavirus for 2 months before receiving a negative test

Most people have mild symptoms or none at all but that wasn't the case for Fort Myers resident Dana Walsh, who had to battle...

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...

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