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 investigation reveals time card issues at FMPD

Police records show three officers lied about being on the clock and were recommended for termination, and yet they all kept their jobs. Before he...
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Records reveal cost of North Port Police investigation into Brian Laundrie

New records are beginning to reveal just how extensive and expensive the Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie investigation was for law enforcement. It had...
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After school board halts Estero school project, some members want plans audited

The Lee County School Board voted on Tuesday to halt plans for a new school in Estero. Several school board members expressed concern about how...
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Eight-figure school project in Estero halted in unanimous decision

New data threatened the completion of a school project on Estero. That new data has school board members questioning the need for the eight-figure...
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Plans for a new Estero school could come to a halt

The district could halt plans for a proposed school in Lee County as soon as Tuesday. A pending project for a school in Estero...
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More portables classrooms in Lehigh Acres shows disparity in Lee County school district

One of the main reasons behind a new school in the works is need. Some elected officials say Estero is too crowded and requires a...
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Army soldier believed dead in Vietnam War reunited with brothers in arms 52 years...

A Southwest Florida veteran is reconnecting with old Army friends after being separated from his brothers in arms for more than 50 years. It took...
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Family sues pet-grooming service over dog’s death

A family is still grieving after their dog Piper died while she was being groomed. The groomer said it was an accident, but that doesn't...

Deadline extended for School Board of Lee County to respond to lawsuit

The School Board of Lee County now has more time to respond to a lawsuit filed by a former assistant principal. The original deadline for...
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Wrongly arrested over a typo, man reaches settlement with LCSO

A Cape Coral man falsely arrested in 2018 has reached a settlement with the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were searching for a man named...

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