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 some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Sept. 22

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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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Sept. 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...
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How to keep your personal information from getting stolen

Stolen identity can happen to anyone at any time. In fact, a new report finds two-thirds of people will experience life-changing digital abuse. There are a...
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Former FBI agent says 9/11 ‘didn’t have to happen’

The 9/11 terror attacks came as a shock and wake-up call around the world, particularly for Americans. But some feel that day never had to...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Sept. 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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FBI agent at U.S. Embassy in Pakistan recalls post-9/11 anti-terror efforts

As the tragic events of September 11 unfolded in New York City, just outside our nation's Capitol, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Jennifer Keenan was...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Sept. 1

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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Exclusive Interview: Legendary Vietnam war correspondent Joe Galloway

Honoring veterans who weren’t welcomed home, war correspondent Joe Galloway began his career covering the Vietnam War. The men he met overseas are his...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Aug. 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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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Aug. 11

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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