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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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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Cost of Care: The price tag for COVID-19 treatment

As COVID-19 swept across the world in 2020, insurance providers were covering 100% of medical expenses. Now, getting sick with COVID-19 could cost more...
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Misinformation about the Facebook whistleblower gaining ground

After 60 Minutes aired a story about the Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, theories started to sweep social media with a picture of her from...
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Claims about Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness clarified

Booster shots are now available to people who received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and completed their set of shots six months ago. So, does...
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Golden Gate Estates man demands restitution from violent offender

Florida criminals might spend time behind bars, but they're not always paying for the crimes they commit. We examined why the State of Florida is...
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Safety Commission eyes improvements in school safety, reporting

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission says “there were flaws” with the state's school safety reporting policies, but it also expressed optimism for...

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