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


Sanibel-Captiva prepare for projected busy hurricane season

Hurricane season is underway and we've already seen our third named storm, with Tropical Storm Cristobal making landfall in Mexico. Experts across the country expect...

State approves funding to protect 32,000 acres of land, some in SWFL

The state of Florida recently approved funding to protect 32,000 acres of land. Two of those newly protected lands are in Southwest Florida --...

State system works on blueprint to reopen state universities in fall

College students might be able to step foot in a classroom this coming school year. The state university board is working to approve a...

Counties urge residents to stop use of fertilizer ahead of rainy season

As we enter the rainy season and summertime, Lee County is urging folks to let their fertilizer go on summer vacation too. Rick Molek of...

Coral Pointe Canal restoration finally underway, neighbors hopeful

Restoration for the Coral Pointe Canal is underway after hundreds of mangroves were removed last summer. Neighbors say they are excited to get their view...

Experts watching area of Lake Okeechobee for blue-green algae

We all remember images from the water crisis, blue-green algae plaguing the canals along the Caloosahatchee in Southwest Florida. Right now, there's an area in...

Dry-down contributes to stranded catfish frenzy at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Video captured what looked like hundreds of catfish lapping over alligators at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Collier County recently. We first shared this story...

FGCU faculty, students install cameras to see if an empty campus makes for more...

Florida Gulf Coast University students and faculty are capturing the sights and sounds of campus creatures. They're working to find out if there is more...

Fishing charters, agriculture some of hardest hit industries during pandemic, survey finds

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic are far-reaching, and officials hosted a Zoom press conference Tuesday to highlight its assessment of COVID-19 impacts on...

Army Corp’s ‘new start’ designation could bring new delays to EAA Reservoir project

Lake Okeechobee is at the center of a new battle that's pitting the federal government against clean water advocates. The Everglades Agricultural Area Storage Reservoir...

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