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


Everglades project groundbreaking major step forward for restoration

It's a huge milestone in the restoration of the Everglades. Work is now underway on a better way to move water into the parched...
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Researchers determine how far blue-green algae toxins could spread through the air

Researchers have confirmed that blue-green algae is airborne. It can spread through the air for miles and last for hours. Algae could also be...

Scientists look to DNA in search for cure to citrus disease

A serious citrus disease is taking over trees in Florida. Citrus greening has no cure, but scientists hope their research will one day lead...

State Dept. of Environmental Protection to help control blue-green algae as water from Lake...

We're going to be keeping an eye on our water quality in the next couple of days, as water is now flowing from Lake...

Fecal indicator bacteria found in water at Pine Island park

Swimmers, beware: What's in the water would not only make your stomach turn - it could make you sick. The water at a Pine Island...

Communities along Caloosahatchee prepare for Lake O water releases

Communities along the Caloosahatchee River are preparing for water releases from Lake Okeechobee this week, and many are wondering what effect it will have...

Lake Okeechobee water levels remain high, releases planned

A lot of water from Lake Okeechobee is coming our way. The Army Corps of Engineers said Friday they'll start releasing water from the...

Water main break causes murky water in Fort Myers neighborhood

A water main break Monday afternoon caused some murky water in a Fort Myers neighborhood. Photos were circulating online locally, showing brownish, milky water in...

Destructive snail species finds its way to South Florida

An invasive species is catching the attention of the whole state. It's the first time someone has found the horntail snail in the U.S., and...

Balancing act: Lake Okeechobee levels rise, no releases this week

All eyes are on Lake Okeechobee right now as the water creeps higher and higher. Now, it's at 15.54 (Feet-NGVD29). Still, the U.S. Army Corps...

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