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 clinic brings awareness to animals sickened by red tide

Fort Myers fisherman Brandon Moss has fished on Sanibel for a couple of years. "Last year, there wasn't much activity out here," he says. "If...

UF researches develop tool that targets chemical spray directly to plants

Keeping your food clean, while saving money. Researchers came up with a prototype to target the plants they spray, rather than spewing chemicals over crops...

FGCU researchers monitor oxygen levels in Gulf to measure water quality

Local scientists continue to search for answers to our water quality issues in Southwest Florida. And special tools will allow them to gather information...

Real estate agent allegedly filled Marco Island owl burrow with mothballs

Who would drop mothballs into a burrowing owl nest? Surveillance video shows someone doing just that. The chemical could really hurt the birds, so why do...

U.S. Army Corps to release water from Lake O into Caloosahatchee estuary

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start releasing water from Lake Okeechobee into our estuary again. Scientists think releases may have fueled our blue-green...

Beneath the surface: FGCU researchers test Imperial River, Spring Creek for bacteria

What's in your water? That's what a team of Florida Gulf Coast University researchers are trying to figure out. To better understand our water, researchers had...

C-43 storage reservoir being built to improve water quality in SWFL

With too much water during the rainy season and not enough during the dry season, a massive reservoir under construction could solve some of...

Low red tide concentrations offshore of SWFL on two year anniversary of epidemic

It’s been two years since the beginning of the red tide epidemic along our coast that brought hardships to Southwest Florida, and there are...

SWFL leaders advocate for Florida natural resources in D.C

Making sure our water and our environment don’t fall through the cracks, Southwest Florida leaders joined other local officials in the state in our...

Algae Task Force releases recommendations to prevent SWFL water crisis

The Blue-Green Algae Task Force released its recommendations Wednesday on how to prevent gross gunk from coming back to our water. However, its plans...

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