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!)

Education

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!

Hometown

Madison, Wisconsin

Woman who has been missing for 24-years. Photo via WINK News.video

New witness leads detectives to suspect a killer is on the loose

For 24-years, Christine Flahive's disappearance in Punta Gorda has been a dark, unanswered question. But now, just days after the anniversary of her disappearance, detectives...
Ron DeSantis speaks at his inaguration becoming Florida's 46th governor. Photo via WINK News.video

Florida Gov. DeSantis addresses campaign promises in his inauguration

In his first words as Florida's 46th governor, Ron DeSantis echoed his campaign promise: to tackle Southwest Florida's water crisis head-on. "I will lead the...
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How will the Farm Bill impact southwest Florida?

Congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump are calling the farm bill a significant victory. But southwest Florida Republican Francis Rooney is calling it something...
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Addressing Lee County’s increase in homelessness

Anyone can lose the roof above their head, by simply losing their job or something like piling medical debt after an emergency. The Lee County...
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Thief steals rocking chairs from Valerie’s House charity

Members of the Fort Myers organization Valerie's House says they are heartbroken after a thief stole chairs from their front porch. The chairs were supposed...
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Controversy surrounds the future of the $1.4 billion reservoir construction

The calls for resignation, which are aimed at the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District, are growing louder and now they...
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Kitchen fire burns family’s home in Cape Coral on Thanksgiving

A kitchen fire torched a family's home and the smoke ruined nearly everything they own. The Cape Coral Fire Department said there are more fires...
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Florida’s bitter recount battle lurches toward deadline

With time running out, Florida’s election recount drama lurched forward Wednesday amid a maelstrom of courtroom arguments, broken machines, allegations of irregularities and President...
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Trump ‘MAGA’ rally could impact trick-or-treating & traffic in SWFL

For those celebrating Halloween in Southwest Florida, festivities will have to come a day early thanks to a high profile visitor. MORE: Trump brings MAGA rally...
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Naples Park homicide victim’s family speaks out

For the first time we are hearing from the family of a 55-year-old man killed and left in Naples Park. WINK News spoke to Sergio...

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