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.


Lee County department health to provide oversight of Fort Myers’ failing water infrastructure

The State of Florida will provide oversight, which could include potential penalties, after numerous violations have been found in the City of Fort Myers'...
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North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts teacher suspended, accused of dragging, striking a...

A teacher accused of dragging and striking a student at North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts has been suspended indefinitely. The Lee County Superintendent...

Former congressional candidate sues opponent

The remnants of a political battle from two years ago are once again heating up. A lawsuit filed in Southwest Florida says tactics in...

RSW sees improvement in unruly passenger incidents, remain high nationally

Behavior in airports and on airplanes has taken a significant turn for the worse over the last two and a half years. "It's like 2020...

High living costs may force some SW Florida families out of the area

The price of living in paradise is growing, and soon, some families may be forced out of Southwest Florida. Marissa Stafford is a Southwest Florida...
School District of Lee County seal. Photo via WINK

Lee County school board member’s actions questioned

A renewed call for a Lee County School Board member to resign comes Wednesday night after a whistleblower complaint and a historic move for...
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Search is on for Good Samaritan, witness of deadly 2017 Fort Myers crash

The hunt is still on for a key witness after a man was pulled out of a burning car following a deadly crash five...

Future unknown: A look inside the old News-Press building in its current state

The future is unknown at the intersection of Fowler Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Fort Myers. The former News-Press building stands...

Police union responds to arbitration ruling on FMPD promotion process

An arbitrator found officers were passed over for promotions amid concerns about how decisions are being made the Fort Myers Police Department. The Fort Myers...

Arbitrator rules against Fort Myers Police Department over promotions issue

An arbitrator has found Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs did not follow proper protocol when making multiple promotions within his department. Now, the police...

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