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


A reservoir the size of Naples is coming to Hendry County to help Florida’s...

What used to be a citrus grove will one day be a massive reservoir. The goal is to keep water cleaner and with less blue-green...
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FGCU professor uses wastewater to track COVID-19

An FGCU professor is using his expertise to track the virus. He's studying wastewater before it's recycled and what he found could give us...

Former DEP Secretary Valenstein joins The Water School at FGCU

Florida Gulf Coast University announced Noah Valenstein, J.D., as the first presidential fellow in water policy for The Water School. This appointment comes after Valenstein...

Stormwater runoff focus of Blue-Green Algae Task Force meeting

When it comes to water quality, the focus is typically on Lake Okeechobee releases, septic tanks, and fertilizer use. However, as the state's Blue-Green Algae...

Stakeholders hope future plan for Lake O will benefit Florida environment

Pro angler Scott Martin has called the shore of Lake Okeechobee home since he was a kid. "I remember some of my first trips out...

Climate change: Researchers concerned for SWFL, managing infrastructure

With the latest UN report on climate change, scientists, once again, say we must act now in response to human-caused climate change. We spoke to...

FWC has numerous tools to stay on top of red tide

Red tide is lingering off of Florida's Gulf Coast and agencies like the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have a toolbox of ways...

New device to help FGCU better study red tide, blue-green algae

A tool with a memorable name is helping us understand our water quality in Southwest Florida. The Water School at Florida Gulf Coast University has...
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FWC meets in-person in Bonita Springs for first time since pandemic began

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission met for the first time in person on Wednesday since the pandemic began. With the precedence that...

Removal of old Tamiami Trail roadbed complete as Everglades restoration continues

Another milestone has been reached toward the restoration of the Everglades. Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced removal of the old Tamiami Trail roadbed is...

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