Oliver Redsten

Professional Experience

June 2017 to present: reporter and fill-in anchor, WINK News

Awards & Recognition

National “Best of Festival” Winner 2018 (Television Hard News Category) from the Broadcast Education Association

National Mark of Excellence Award Winner 2017, Society of Professional Journalists

Best Feature Package 2017, National Broadcasting Society

News Philosophy

Be fearless in the pursuit of truth and accountability. Never be afraid to ask the tough question. Tell every story in a way that is both compelling and informative.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

My main interests are politics, U.S. history, and Wisconsin sports.

When I’m not at work, I love spending time on the water with friends and family–whether it’s the Gulf here in Southwest Florida or a lake back home in Wisconsin…(in the summer of course!)


Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Miami as the Outstanding Senior in the School of Communication and the Outstanding Senior in Broadcast Journalism

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The beautiful weather and all of the people from the Midwest–it’s like I’m back home again!


Madison, Wisconsin


Woman struck by boat propeller dies on Fort Myers Beach

A woman was killed in a boating incident in Lee County Friday. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to...

Teen’s sweet tooth connected him to several Cape Coral crimes

A teen's love for candy helped Cape Coral Police Department connect him to several other crimes in the area. Shortly after Halloween last year, Chelsea...

Massive swarm of bees at Page Field is not a scene from a horror...

It is not a scene from a horror movie, but it sure looks like it. Thousands of bees swarmed one WINK News viewer's car outside...

2 injured after truck hits golf cart inside Estero gated community

A golf cart was hit by a truck inside a gated community in Estero Monday. Witnesses say the crash happened inside The Club at Rapllo just...
Gov. Ron DeSantis. Photo via CBS News.video

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis looks to Canada to lower drug costs

Pointing to the high costs of health care, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday announced plans to create a program that would allow Floridians to...

Gov. DeSantis issues order implementing school security measures

Across the Lee County School District, one after another violent threats are sending schools into chaos. Ranging from scribbles on a toilet seat to...

FGCU professor says Caloosahatchee River blue-green algae sample tests positive

Green gunk is starting to build up again in the Caloosahatchee River at the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam in Alva. WINK News exclusively...
People practicing shooting. (WINK News photo)video

Bill aims to arm school teachers to defend students in violent emergencies

Being a school teacher may be more than educating kids. A new bill wants these educators to be the last line of defense in...
Vaping devices. (WINK News photo.)video

Schools are cracking down on vaping

A vaping epidemic. The principal of Fort Myers High School said it is spreading so fast, their code of conduct can't even keep up. While they...

Impediments prevent school districts from making safety recommendations

Bob Gualtieri, sheriff of Pinellas County and Marjory Stoneman Douglas Commission chair,  issued an impassioned and exasperated plea Tuesday. Gualtieri told state legislators unless school districts...

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