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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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FBI warns of fake mobile banking apps, scammers trying to steal your money

Apps are nothing new, but the use of mobile banking apps is surging in popularity — up 50% just this year. During COVID-19, a lot...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; June 10

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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Antifa doesn’t have clear organization, but FBI closely monitors activity

Antifa has a reputation for causing trouble, and individuals who claim to be affiliated with antifa have been reportedly showing up to the recent...
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Hacker breaks into Collier County NAACP meeting, uses racial slurs and shows pornography

A hacker broke into a Collier County NAACP meeting and not only used racial slurs but also showed pornography, according to the Collier County...
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; June 3

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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FMPD says protests have been peaceful; mobile team ready to keep it that way

George Floyd protests in many big cities have turned violent, including in Washington D.C. But protests in Southwest Florida have been peaceful. We spoke to...

Three more Most Wanted Wednesday fugitives captured

Three more Southwest Florida fugitives featured on Most Wanted Wednesday are now behind bars.  Sundiata Hill (DOB 10/30/71) – was on the run in Lee...
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Triumphant return to space: Astronaut Scott Parazynski remembers launchpad 39A

We all had at least one friend who wanted to be an astronaut when they grew up but not many people actually get to....
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Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; May 27

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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VFW Post 7221 in Collier County pays respects to the fallen on Memorial Day

While Memorial Day ceremonies are muted slightly in the era of the coronavirus pandemic, people are still gathering to thank our armed service members...

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