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


Water quality tested after midge flies invade areas of Lee County

After swarms of midge flies invaded areas of Lee County, water quality was cited as a possible reason. The bugs covered walls and lanai screens,...

FGCU research students go underwater to take scuba certification to the next level

Students at Florida Gulf Coast University are learning how to do research underwater while scuba diving. The university is known for researching issues that happen...

What is phosphate and why does so much of it come from Florida?

Phosphate has been dominating the news in Florida for several days since the breach at a wastewater reservoir in Manatee County forced the evacuation...

Officials: 2nd breach concern in Florida phosphate reservoir

A wastewater reservoir in Manatee County is on the verge of collapse. If the Piney Point reservoir collapses, a 20-foot wall of water is...

FGCU, FWC team up to restore Lake Trafford using eelgrass

When it comes to things to do in our state, it usually always involves water. Now, Florida Gulf Coast University and the Florida Fish...

Leaders in Lee County request Army Corps stop high-volume Lake O releases

Public leaders are teaming up to express their concerns about heavy water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River in Southwest Florida before...

FWC says black bear population growing in SWFL, posing challenge to coexist

Our population isn't the only one rising in Southwest Florida. The black bear population is slowly increasing, and that means people and bears must...

Study finds Florida manatees have high exposure to herbicide glyphosate

The Florida Manatee is like a mascot of sorts for the state of Florida. But for a creature so many love to see, it has...
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Midge flies have returned but experts say they never left

We all thought midge flies were gone, but they’re back. Actually, mosquito control says, they never really left. Midge flies do not pose a threat...

Water basin project in Hendry County an effort to restore Everglades, expected to create...

Crews are starting to build a new basin in Hendry County to collect rain water as part of the effort to restore the Everglades. The...

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