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


Scientists studying red tide impact of turtles and hatchlings

Scientists want to know the long-term effects of red tide on turtles and their hatchlings. They are collecting data and hope to be able to...

UF researchers are studying whether sargassum seaweed can be composted

University of Florida researchers want to see if sargassum seaweed that lines the coast can be used for landscaping in the state. Researchers hope to...
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CROW Clinic helping animals affected by red tide

Red tide levels are decreasing across our coastlines in Southwest Florida. But, for multiple animals, the damage from red tide has already been done...

Scientist says cutbacks on Lake O releases will improve Caloosahatchee ecosystem

As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cuts back on water releases from Lake Okeechobee feeding into Southwest Florida, we decided to look at...

Red tide still plaguing Southwest Florida shores

Dozens of vultures gathered on Bunche Beach on Tuesday feasting on dead fish that washed up on shore thanks to red tide. But further up...

Red tide continues to linger off SWFL coast; visitors see different impacts

What are believed to be the effects of red tide have put a damper on relaxation time for many in Collier County. Dead fish can...

FGCU researchers study how red tide toxins travel in our bodies

As the red tide levels go up and down, a tool is helping to provide new clues as to how toxins travel in our...

Deputies investigate Tuesday morning homicide in Pine Manor

One person was shot and killed in Pine Manor on Tuesday morning. According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, the agency received a call about...

Fish kills found along Fort Myers Beach, red tide concentrations linger off coast

Our crew saw dead fish washed up on shore about every 10 feet along a popular Southwest Florida beach to begin the week. The...
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Studying how highest levels of red tide affect people along SWFL coast

A recent map show the highest levels of red tide along Southwest Florida's coast. But more research needs to be done to know just...

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