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 keep close eye on sea turtle nests ahead of Laura

With Tropical Storm Marco just off the coast of Louisiana and Tropical Storm Laura not far behind, the Gulf of Mexico is choppy right...

Light pollution impacts sea turtles’ ability to make it to the water

Light pollution is impacting the region to the point it's causing sea turtles to head in the wrong direction. Sea turtles' instincts when they...

Algae showing up in Cape Coral canal; state dashboard allows you to track sampling

A new health alert is urging people to steer clear of algae in one Cape Coral canal. If a person or a pet accidentally swallows...

FGCU researchers study seagrass, key indicator of Caloosahatchee health

It's not the same as the grass on your lawn, but researchers are going beneath the surface to see how healthy the Caloosahatchee River...

Harmless plants could be a clue to bigger issues with water quality

Imagine stepping out in your backyard and seeing tiny, floating plants. They're harmless, but can be a clue to a bigger issue with the...

Fecal contamination level is high in Billy Creek

The latest tests from Calusa Waterkeeper shows that contamination levels caused by fecal bacteria in Billy Creek remain high. Neil Wilkinson is a retired FGCU...

Florida congressman wants Lake O releases stopped completely on East Coast

One look at Lake Okeechobee, and you immediately can see its vastness and beauty. But it's what's lurking in the water that has people...

Blue-green algae found in Cape Coral canal

Going beneath the surface to figure out what's going on with our water. "People are now seeing it in abundance in their canals," said Calusa...

Utah researchers teaming up with FGCU to keep our water safe for humans and...

Researchers in Utah have joined forces with Florida Gulf Coast University's water school to protect our country's water sources for people and animals alike. "One...
FILE- Florida Gulf Coast University campus (WINK News)video

It’s move-in day for FGCU students returning to campus

The real test to keep everyone safe at Florida Gulf Coast University starts Monday as students move back onto campus, and there are a...

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