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 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...

RSW slated to receive millions in federal relief

Tourism is a major pillar of the Southwest Florida economy and Lee County is looking to federal relief to make sure the airport is...

Restaurants open their doors for service for first time in 45 days

For the first time in 45 days, you can go out to breakfast and be waited on at a table. Businesses told WINK News that...

FMB city leaders vote to reopen beaches to all visitors; Restaurants at 25 percent...

Town of Fort Myers Beach leaders voted to reopen the beach to all visitors starting Saturday, but it appears they're already open Friday. “The order...

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