Peter Fleischer

Professional Experience

2020-present: WINK News Investigative Reporter. Previously worked in Memphis as a news reporter/anchor and sports director. Has also worked for ESPN and the Kansas City Chiefs.

News philosophy

Journalists should be advocates for the voiceless and hold those in power accountable. I also love a good story and visuals no matter how serious or fun the material is.

Hobbies and interests

I love staying active, whether it’s at the gym, the beach, or outside with my dogs. I also love movies and stand-up comedy.


Graduated with honors with a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Missouri.

Favorite part about SWFL

The beautiful beaches and hiking that the area has to offer.


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Lee County considering election process overhaul

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Lee County preparing for impacts from Nicole, opens new shelters

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How one North Fort Myers community is fighting back against looters

Post-storm looting is worse than ever in Lee County, but law enforcement, and the community, are fighting back. WINK News investigative reporter Peter Fleischer uncovers...

Lee County commissioners vote to create Ian recovery task force

Recovery will take years, a grim yet realistic admission at the Lee County Board of Commissioners meeting earlier on Tuesday. Facing a long rebuild after...

Some in Lee County say they felt less informed about Ian than with past...

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Questions surrounding a Lee County commissioner’s whereabouts during Hurricane Ian

Sources tell WINK News a Lee County commissioner was out of the country while Southwest Florida got hit by Hurricane Ian. WINK News has learned...

Damage costs in Collier County from Hurricane Ian

Collier County has given initial estimates for the impact of Hurricane Ian, with billions of dollars in losses and thousands of homes damaged. WINK News...

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