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.


More oversight wanted for tax breaks given to developers

There's no shortage of projects and growth in downtown Fort Myers. New high-rises seemingly pop up on every corner. Some of these developments might only...

Money Monday: Understanding inflation

As the annual pace of inflation continues to rise,  many investors are left wondering what they should be doing to protect their money. Here...

Former teacher’s license revoked after admitting he did LSD with students during arrest

A former Lee County school teacher had his license revoked in a case that involves LSD, a car crash and claims of demanding lewd...

Millions in overtime paid by Fort Myers Beach fire, previous complaints filed against now-chief

A recently-appointed Southwest Florida fire chief is facing a few challenges at his department. A WINK News uncovered concerns at the Fort Myers Beach Fire...

Police union, Fort Myers city councilman question termination of Jason Jackson

A police union is adamant a former officer, who spent years on paid administrative leave, was terminated without cause from the Fort Myers Police...

Fort Myers City Council member Johnny Streets asking for more transparency from FMPD

A former cop, and elected official, is fighting behind the scenes after learning about law enforcement issues through WINK News coverage. It comes after three...
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Lee County believes Manhattan Construction is perfect for possible stadium repairs

Lee County says that part of Hammond Stadium, the spring training home of the Minnesota Twins, will be off-limits to fans. The area of the...

FGCU sees historic growth and so does Southwest Florida

Florida Gulf Coast University has seen historic growth over the last four years. Now, the institution is trying to build in a way that...

Data shows overcrowding in Lee County’s public schools, mostly in East Zone

New numbers show dozens of overcrowded public schools across Lee County, and some officials hope the data will help funnel resources into the schools...

Officer on leave, Jason Jackson, terminated by Fort Myers police

A police officer at the center of an investigation at the Fort Myers Police Department has been terminated. Jason Jackson was terminated on Monday following...

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