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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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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Sept. 16

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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46,000 vets affected in hack of VA system

The Department of Veterans Affairs was hit with its largest security breach in the last decade, with 46,000 vets' social security numbers potentially exposed,...
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Donalds backpedals on Askar accusation over text blast, asks FBI to investigate

Republican congressional candidate Byron Donalds has officially filed a complaint with the FBI over a text message blast that was sent the morning of...
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Former NYPD officer, now with Naples police, recounts personal experience on 9/11

Nearly two decades have passed, but for many of us, the images from the 9/11 terrorist attacks are etched in our memories forever. It's one...
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Scammers target Sept. 11th Victim Compensation Fund

Consumers are reporting a new imposter scam — this time the callers are pretending to be with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)....
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Sept. 9

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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What happened? The text messages that shook up a SWFL primary day race

There's new information Thursday tied to questionable texts, your vote, and the August primary election. Text blasts on primary election day claimed that GOP candidate...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Sept. 2

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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Federal COVID-19 grant scam targets social media users

Usually, when a friend suggests a way to get some extra cash, you listen up. Now there's a scam going around Facebook and Instagram...
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Online safety for your student Chromebook user

With more children spending all day on the computer to learn, there are a lot of ways for them to get into trouble online. The...

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