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


Researchers look at impacts Irma might have had on SWFL water quality

It’s been three years since Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida. Many community members remember what it looked like after the powerful storm made landfall. In...

Calusa Waterkeeper, City of Fort Myers find differing fecal bacteria data

Efforts to clean up Billy Creek are getting a boost. The City of Fort Myers and Calusa Waterkeeper are working together surveying Billy Creek...

DEP again visits Fort Myers construction sites as runoff pours into river

Heavy rain is causing construction runoff that's potentially harmful to our waterways. The City of Fort Myers has already ordered the construction to stop until...

Bottoms up: Could brewing beer help reduce red tide?

Red tide can create large fish kills and did just that along Southwest Florida's shores in 2018. So, to prevent it from happening again,...

Filter material installed in Cape Coral could protect water quality

Cape Coral is going to begin installing 'bold and gold' filter material to filter runoff water from ditches. WINK News Environmental Reporter Stephanie Byrne shows...

Blue-green algae identified in Caloosahatchee

Some people are worried about the specks seen floating in the Caloosahatchee River in North Fort Myers. After bottling a sample of the water and...

Everglades reservoir project blasts into its next phase

We're getting a better look at a project that will help send water from Lake Okeechobee south to the Everglades. The Everglades Agricultural Area Storage...

Fort Myers construction sites investigated for Caloosahatchee runoff

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is investigating new reports of stormwater runoff from the City Walk and Silver Hills projects into the Caloosahatchee...

Florida angler explains importance of Lake O restoration project

A project to restore healthy water levels comes as welcome news for people living around Lake Okeechobee. We spoke to a fisherman, who has...

Department of Health issues alert for blue-green algae toxins in Cape Coral’s Makai Canal

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (DOH) has issued a health alert for the Makai Canal in Cape Coral based on reports...

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