Rich Kolko

Professional Experience

Hired in 2019 as the Safety and Security Specialist at WINK News. FBI Special Agent 1996-2017 serving in Atlanta, New York, FBI HQ and Quantico, VA. Served in the Navy, both on active duty and the reserve, retiring as a Commander in 2011.

News Philosophy

Work to help the citizens of SWFL keep their family, home, cyber, and finances safe and secure.

Hobbies & Interests

Flying, fishing & luge.

Education

Masters in Homeland Security from American Military University, Bachelors in Communications from the University of Miami.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The people along with the weather and no DC traffic!

Hometown

Poughkeepsie, NY.

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NASA astronaut Musgrave speaks to Lely High School students

Lely High School students received a special visit from NASA astronaut Story Musgrave Friday. “You can't do things well if you don't like what you...
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SWFL, state tightens election security ahead of primary election

With another election looming, we looked at whether your vote is safe in Southwest Florida. It’s a concern on everyone’s minds after investigations into...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Jan. 15

This weekly WINK News segment features fugitives from justice right here in Southwest Florida. This is your chance to help out the community and give...

Nine Most Wanted Wednesday suspects nabbed in five months

Since August, nine suspects featured on WINK News' Most Wanted Wednesday have been arrested. Nine fugitives caught – likely from tips from WINK viewers –...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Jan. 8

This weekly WINK News segment features fugitives from justice right here in Southwest Florida. This is your chance to help out the community and give...
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Have you been ‘pwned?’ No one is immune to a data breach

Have you been "pwned?" The website "Have I Been Pwned?" tracks all the accounts hackers could have access to and there are more than nine...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: Let’s end the year with another arrest

It is Christmas and it is also Wednesday, so that means it is time for the Most Wanted Wednesday. While we are not adding...
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How to keep apps from getting you and your kid’s information

During the holiday season, many more folks are using electronics such as their smartphones and downloading new apps. So when it comes to keeping the...
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Ring says unauthorized camera access is ‘bad actors’; no hack, but change password

More than 3,000 Ring customers received email notices to change their password, sparking fears of a possible hack. Just last week, WINK News reported a...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Dec. 18

This weekly WINK News segment features fugitives from justice right here in Southwest Florida. This is your chance to help out the community and give...

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