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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; Feb. 19

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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Collier County deputy driving course improves road safety

Wearing a badge means sometimes you have take out the bad guys on the road. Deputies in Missouri recently stopped a driver from seriously...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Feb. 12

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 hackers can get your phone data from public USB chargers and what you...

It's easy, it's convenient, but it could be a gateway to hackers! We're talking about USB chargers meant to give you a quick battery...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Feb. 5

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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Scammers could get to your tax refund before you do! How to protect yourself

Tax season is here! For those of you expecting a refund, you are probably looking forward to it. But scammers may beat you to it. It's...
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How buying counterfeit goods could be funding terrorism, putting you in danger

That inexpensive designer purse or that half-price football jersey may be a good deal, but does buying it put the country at risk? WINK News...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Jan. 29

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...
A woman receives a call on her smartphone that could be spam. Does she answer it? (Credit: MGN)video

How do I know if a phone call is spam? A retired FBI agent...

Your smartphone rings and the caller ID says, "FBI," which is a call most people in Southwest Florida are not expecting. Is it real...
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Safeguard your devices on National Data Privacy Day

It is not exactly a holiday, but it is an important day. On Tuesday, it is National Data Privacy Day! The unofficial holiday is as...

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