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


Florida bill wants signs posted by creeks, waters contaminated by fecal bacteria

A new bill is calling for warning signs about what's lurking underneath the surface of Florida's waterways. If the Safe Waterways Act becomes law, signs...
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LOSOM discussions underway to outline future for Lake Okeechobee

The future of Lake Okeechobee hangs in the balance as the Army Corps of Engineers works toward finishing a road map for lake management. There...

Report shines spotlight on Southwest Florida’s water issues

A state report shows trouble in Southwest Florida's water. Scientists warn that areas of our water are polluted with nutrients and bacteria. While the findings...

Climate change report: Lee, Charlotte counties at ‘extreme’ risk over next 30 years

Climate change is making communities in Southwest Florida think more about flooding risks and how to prepare for the consequences. Louisiana, North Carolina, and Florida....

Researchers using their ears to monitor the health of the Caloosahatchee

When scientists check on the health of our marine environments, they do more than just test the water quality. One group of researchers cares...

The dangers of cane toads and how to spot them

Cane toads are invasive here in Southwest Florida and they can be lethal to pets. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is tracking and trapping...
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Red tide reemerges in Southwest Florida

Red tide is reappearing in Southwest Florida. Some beaches have even seen dead fish lining the shores. While red tide conditions look better than they...

Crews finish phase one of algae removal in Cape Coral canal but more work...

For at least a month, Cathy Corey's views have been obscured by a thick mat of algae. The southeast Cape Coral canal she lives near...

Image captured in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary gets international recognition

The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a paradise for wildlife and for Mac Stone's camera. "I just fell in love with it," said Stone, a National...

New photos show evident red tide bloom near Venice, Englewood

New aerials show what is believed to be red tide in the Gulf of Mexico off the Southwest Florida coast. Pilot and photographer Ralph Arwood,...

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