Stephanie Byrne

Professional Experience

June 2019 – Present: WINK News Video Journalist
May 2017 – May 2019: WJHG/WECP weekend anchor/producer and multimedia journalist
January 2014 – May 2017: WUFT; served in various roles including anchor, reporter, and production crew member
January 2015 – April 2016: WCJB; began as an intern and later served as an associate producer
May 2016 – August 2016: WKMG news intern

Awards & Recognition

2018 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Best Reporter (small television market)
2018 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Best Breaking News- Long Format (small television market)

News Philosophy

My goal is to objectively inform the public with the hope of teaching others something new along the way.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

I love spending time with friends and family, visiting the beach, and cheering on the Florida Gators!


Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication, University of Florida, summa cum laude

Likes best about Southwest Florida

Living on the beautiful Gulf Coast!


Jupiter, Florida

Sign showing an advisory for blue-green algae. (Credit: WINK News)

Lawmakers analyze Florida septic tanks to prevent nutrient pollution

Taking care of our water means thinking of everything that affects its quality. Right now, state lawmakers are taking a closer look at septic...
FILE: Man scoops blue-green algae out of the water. in May 2019 (Credit: WINK News/FILE)video

Study analyzes the impact blue-green algae in SWFL has on your body

Researchers will soon know the impact toxic blue-green algae blooms have on you, coming a year and a half after the algae took over...

Frost comes with the cold weather: How it impacts SWFL environment

When cold weather happens, frost happens too — something we don't see too often in our area. And we see less and less of...
The management company wants to rid the estates of a bee hive they believe is hidden inside this column. (Credit: Al Young)video

North Fort Myers resident concerned over fate of bees in neighborhood

Al Young calls Moody River Estates home. He said he has lived there for about four years. But he is not alone. Young is...

Many mourn after North Fort Myers eaglet E-14 passes away

Flowers for a little bird gone too soon. One heartbreaking picture says it all: Harriet the eagle nuzzling close to her baby's limp body....
FILE: Water being released from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River on October 29, 2018. (Credit: WINK News/FILE)video

SFWMD to increase its monitoring of our water quality in 2020

None of us like the idea of having green gunk in our backyards. Right now, plans are underway for the South Florida Water Management...

Blue-green algae: What you need to know

If you lived in or visited Southwest Florida in 2018, you may be familiar with the term “blue-green algae.” Those who experienced the blue-green algae...

Florida 2020 Python Bowl is underway

Florida's 2020 Python Bowl kicks off on Friday in an attempt to catch as many pythons as possible to help protect Florida's ecosystem from...
Blue-green algae. (Credit: WINK News)video

Caloosahatchee sample tests positive for blue-green algae

Is blue-green algae really back? On Wednesday, we showed you photos of the Caloosahatchee that appeared to contain the green, gunky substance. So we set out...
The team assembles the art piece. (Credit: WINK News)video

New art exhibit at FGCU showcases natural art

A new art exhibit at Florida Gulf Coast University is breathing new life into nature. One of the materials used in the display was...

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