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


People in Lee County take advantage of effects from Isaias

On Florida's east coast, the effects of Isaias were causing crashing waves and some higher than normal winds. But here in Southwest Florida, things...

Community members urge everyone to dispose of mask properly

Masks come in all shapes and sizes — paper, cloth; you can match them to your outfits. While masks slow the spread of coronavirus,...

Blue-green algae blooms in Lake Okeechobee could present a big problem

The blue and green hues in the video above aren't those of the Gulf of Mexico, but Lake Okeechobee. "We've definitely seen it worse, but...

New project will send water south of Lake Okeechobee, restore the Everglades

Sending water south of Lake Okeechobee. The goal? Restore the Everglades and cut back harmful discharges to our coast. Anthony Karp welcomes the news that...

Florida citrus industry focused on hurricane season, protecting crops

We're in the middle of hurricane season, and it's all eyes on the tropics. Growers must plan ahead to protect our state's citrus supply....

Meet Sanibel’s newest resident: A Giant Pacific octopus

The island of Sanibel is known for its shells and beaches but soon, it may be known for its newest resident — an octopus. He...

Research reveals how red tide, blue-green algal blooms could affect your health

The sights and smells of the 2018 red tide and blue-green algae are hard to forget. Two years later, we're getting more answers as...

New Florida project could help liven up your yard

You're probably familiar with the show "Flip This House." Florida now has a show called "Flip My Florida Yard" that you can apply to...

How The Water School at FGCU is helping the SWFL community

The Water School at Florida Gulf Coast University has made a name for itself in the Southwest Florida community and throughout the state as...

Collier County experts watchful of dengue fever amid Florida Keys reports

More than a dozen cases of dengue fever have been reported in the Florida Keys during the month of July. Collier Mosquito Control District is...

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