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.

Education

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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WINK News investigates claims that Lee County schools uses social media to spy on...

Less than a week after a WINK News investigation raised concerns about the Lee County School District using social media to spy on private...
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Fort Myers Mayor Kevin Anderson recovering after fall, surgery

Less than one week after suffering a fall and then subsequently undergoing surgery, Fort Myers Mayor Kevin Anderson is on the mend. Now, he's...
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Two Fort Myers police officers terminated from force

Two Fort Myers police officers have been terminated from the department for having an inappropriate relationship with a confidential informant. More than 40 pages of...
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Fort Myers reconsidering police department’s move to former News-Press building

After years of discussing the new location for the Fort Myers Police Department, there seems to be less clarity than ever before. The City of...
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Unlocking the mystery: Will a murder conviction exonerate a fired Fort Myers police officer?

A recent court conviction might be the key in exonerating a Fort Myers police officer fired for alleged misconduct and illegal contact with criminals. Robert...
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Lee County school district accused of spying on social media

Accusations of spying coming out of the most recent Lee County School Board meeting. The rumors started less than 48 hours ago during an action...
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Jamaican immigrant describes mistreatment, poor conditions in Glades County Detention Center

The calls to close down a Southwest Florida program after close to 100 complaints about the treatment of immigration detainees at the Glades County...
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ISO, a dangerous synthetic opioid stronger than fentanyl, showing up in Florida

A powerful synthetic opioid called ISO is increasingly showing up in overdoses and deaths across the country, and it's also here in Florida and...
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19 Southwest Florida bridges rated ‘structurally deficient’; FDOT says not to worry

Hundreds of thousands of people drive across bridges in Southwest Florida every day but how many of those bridges meet modern safety standards? And...
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Fort Myers city council votes for audit of city’s finances and operations

Fort Myers City Council voted to approve an audit of the city's finances and operations during their Tuesday meeting. The proposal was made by Fort Myers...

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