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 Schools reviewed by state on its safety reporting

The School District of Lee County defended itself in front of the state during a meeting in Sunrise Monday. The District shared its investigative findings...

Former assistant principal sues Lee County Schools

Legal troubles tonight for Lee County schools as they face a lawsuit from a former assistant principal. Peggy Slichter's claim against the school district involves...

Lee County Schools superintendent responds to claims of underreporting ‘disruptive, violent’ incidents

The interim superintendent at The School District of Lee County responded to us after we investigated school safety at a District school. This comes...

School’s reporting of potentially violent incidents could lead to student safety issues

After the Marjorie Stoneman Douglass High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, the state completely revamped its school safety protocols. A WINK News investigation revealed at...

How 9/11 changed the world’s air travel

As one of the most impactful events in recent American history, Sept. 11 changed the many aspects of day-to-day life, including air travel not...

Southwest Florida sees rise in DUI cases

A WINK News investigation shows Southwest Florida is on pace to set records for drunken driving this year. It's a trend law enforcement and drunk...

Delay in elective procedures due to COVID could cause healthcare cost to skyrocket

Healthcare groups across the country, including Lee Health, are delaying some elective procedures to deal with the rising cases of COVID-19. However, those delays can...

Fort Lauderdale man found not guilty in deadly 2018 Glades County crash

A Fort Lauderdale man has been found not guilty after being arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter in the aftermath of a 2018 crash. Craig...

Fort Myers nursing home forced to close after gov’t says it failed to meet...

A nursing home in Southwest Florida that experienced a number of coronavirus cases and deaths will be forced to close soon, affecting dozens of...

Department of Justice report shows trend in negative student behavior

Educators are hopeful the upcoming school year will be back to normal after the past two were hampered by the pandemic, but a report...

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