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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FBI and local officials work to protect elections from cyberattacks

A top FBI official says our democracy is under attack. The threat is out there: Our elections are under attack from Russia and other...
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How do I avoid sex offenders while trick-or-treating in SWFL?

Keeping kids safe while trick-or-treating during Halloween is on everyone's mind on Thursday. From glow sticks to chaperones to even closing down roads, parents...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Oct. 30

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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Third-party smartphone cable could expose your data to hackers

A product made for ethical hackers, to help fix and detect vulnerabilities in operating systems, is making national headlines because tech experts say in...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Oct. 23

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 three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Oct. 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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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Oct. 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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Hendry County deputies get SWAT training in Immokalee

From busting a door down to flying in a helicopter, Hendry County deputies received SWAT tactical training to improve their ability to keep members...
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Cape Coral Police partners with Ring to assist victims of domestic violence

In 2017, a protective order and failure to monitor an ankle bracelet led to a man being able to track down his estranged wife...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Oct. 2

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

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