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


New facility unveiled in fight against red tide

Red tide is moving further south, as evidenced by new photos showing fish kills off the beach of Cayo Costa between Captiva Pass and...

FGCU, Mote Marine team up to study impact of decaying fish on red tide

Florida Gulf Coast University and Mote Marine Laboratory are studying the impact of fish kills on red tide and whether it's fueling more outbreaks. Researchers...

As manatees face unprecedented deaths, SeaWorld helps to rehabilitate them

It's been a record-breaking year for manatee deaths in Florida. As manatees fight for their lives, SeaWorld helps care for the injured gentle giants. From bottle...

Lake Okeechobee project manager wants to ‘get it right for everybody’

The way Lake Okeechobee is managed impacts Floridians all over the state, and people are weighing in on a new plan to regulate the...

Four-year-old finds passion breeding monarch butterflies during pandemic

What started as an environmental concern has grown into a pandemic project for one family. After a little girl learned the monarch butterfly population is...

Lee commissioner, stakeholders meet with Army Corps regarding Lake O

Lee County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Kevin Ruane and stakeholders met Monday with representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss...

Lee County students take field trip with FSW to study water quality

Florida SouthWestern State College is inspiring the next generation to take an interest in the health of Southwest Florida waterways. The college hosted Lee County...
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New experiment could improve red tide situation near Tampa Bay

Red tide is seeming to stick around in Tampa Bay area and some is making its way down to Southwest Florida. Luckily, help could...

SWFL clean water advocates hear federal proposal for Lake Okeechobee operations

A new plan is up for discussion to help fishing on Lake Okeechobee while also alleviating algal blooms in the state. One of the...

Crist visits Lee County, outlines water quality plan amid gubernatorial campaign trail

A candidate for Florida governor outlined his plan to take on our water crisis. Florida U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist (Fla-D) visited Southwest Florida Wednesday to...

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