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


How to protect palm trees from deadly diseases

Palm trees are abundant in variety and volume throughout Southwest Florida. Palm trees can cost thousands of dollars, and they can carry an even higher...

Punta Gorda doctor treats patients in Cambodia on mission trip

A local doctor traveled almost 10,000 miles away from home to volunteer his services to people in desperate need of them. Dr. Jorge Cabrera of...

Florida farmers identify water quality concerns, plan to avoid another crisis

From the fish to your fridge, the state of our water may affect the people who grow the food you eat. The push is on...

Lee County to re-evaluate proposed Alico Road wastewater treatment plant

Residents on Southeast Lee County say, although the battle is won, the war isn't over when it comes to a wastewater treatment plant. After hearing...

Too much light near Marco Island nesting sea turtles

We are halfway through sea turtle nesting season and people are already interfering with young hatchlings. The sea turtle nesting season in Florida runs from...

Fort Myers barbershop gives free back-to-school haircuts

Students in Southwest Florida are getting ready to head back to school. As they get ready for school mode, many will sport new hairdos...

Special fundraiser in Fort Myers helps 7-year-old leukemia patient

Adyn Pickett is fighting for his life tonight. The 7-year-old boy has leukemia and this is the third time he has had it. Right...
Lee County postpones wastewater treatment plant application approval due to concerns of drainage issues, as the horse shows some of the land problems while it sloshes through pasture. (Credit: WINK News)video

Lee County postpones wastewater treatment plant application approval

Right now, the request to approve an application for a proposed Lee County wastewater treatment plant is being delayed for a week. For Jennifer Bruns,...
Flooding in Lehigh Acres. (Credit: WINK News)video

Floods frustrate Lehigh Acres neighbors amid FDOT drainage project

Families are flooded out and frustrated in a Thursday in a Lehigh Acres neighborhood as dark, muddy water is at a standstill. Kassandra Barnswell is...

Calusa Waterkeeper holds water crisis summit Monday

Experts say it is only a matter of time before blue-green algae comes creeping back into our waterways. On Monday, the Calusa Waterkeeper is...

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