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.


Historic building demolished in Downtown Fort Myers

Wednesday morning roads were closed around the demolition of a historic building in Downtown Fort Myers. A 119-year-old building on 1st Street right across from...

Second phase of texting and driving crackdown begins Tuesday

As of midnight on Tuesday, texting and driving laws got even tougher if you are caught using your phone behind the wheel in certain...

Seasonal ban ends, scientists still warn against fertilizer use

The law about how you can take care of your own lawn is changing, and the seasonal fertilizer band is coming to an end. But...

Lingering construction on Burnt Store Road aggravating drivers

Steps to make a road safer has drivers frustrated as construction lingers on along Burnt Store Road. Aggressive drivers and accidents are two things Burnt...

‘Trading an evil for an evil:’ Vaping not a safe way to quit smoking...

Six deaths, hundreds sick, and now even the president is getting involved to protect you from vaping. We spoke with one 18-year-old who started vaping...

Out of Dorian’s cone, people in Naples wish the best for those who aren’t

Emergency management for our inland counties remains on Sunday. On the coast, Charlotte County closed its Emergency Operations Center on Saturday. Lee County is...
FILE: 5th Ave in Naples. (Credit: Wikipedia Commons/FILE)video

Hurricane Dorian wanes Labor Day weekend tourism revenue in Naples

There are empty chairs, vacant stores and minimal guests at hotels. It is safe to say expectations of Hurricane Dorian had an negative impact...
Classroom. Photo via WINK

Cape Coral training event for SROs to provide the best school protection

In 17 days your children are going back to school and so are the police. Police officers will have new training this year to...

Urban search and rescue team trains in Bonita Springs

An elite group of urban rescuers is training in Bonita Springs. Only WINK News reporter Nicole Lauren tells us the full story about how the...
Bonita Springs Memorial Day Parade 21 gun salute. (Credit: WINK News)video

Bonita Springs Memorial Day Parade honors veterans for their sacrifice

The sites and sounds of Memorial Day are solemn, reflecting on the sacrifices many made defending our freedom. That tradition continues in a few...

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