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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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How fire investigators get to the bottom of each blaze

Intentional, accidental, or Mother Nature - each brush fire burning right now gets scrutinized. A trained group of firefighters serves as fire investigators, all falling...

Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; May 20

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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One of SWFL’s most wanted, Lionel Buchanon, arrested in North Fort Myers

One of Southwest Florida's most wanted felons is off the streets tonight. Lionel Buchanon, 39, has nearly two dozen prior arrests and was featured in...
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All nursing home patients and staff to be tested for COVID-19, daunting task for...

The Trump Administration wants more than a million nursing home patients and staff tested for coronavirus in the next two weeks. It's a daunting task...
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SWFL veterans remember V.E. Day on 75th anniversary

May 8, 1945 — V.E. Day. Victory in Europe. That day is still etched in the memory of Don Shreve, who was still in high...
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COVID-19 making it difficult for military to recruit

When unemployment goes up, military recruiting gets easier. But now, in the era of COVID-19, it may just get a lot tougher. The Pentagon's most...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; May 6

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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‘Whatever mission the state needs:’ Florida National Guard team running coronavirus testing at CenturyLink...

This isn't your typical assignment for the Florida National Guard. They're running the coronavirus testing at CenturyLink Sports Complex in Lee County. As car after...
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Law enforcement aims to educate during reopening phase one, not arrest

Restaurants are starting to open, but they are limited to serving only at 25% capacity. Law enforcement agencies in Southwest Florida and statewide plan to...
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Pandemic spurs new SAT prep scams to bilk students, parents out of money

Preparing for the SATs is tough and scammers are playing off your kid's need to do well to get at your money. The scammers know...

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