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


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...

Governor DeSantis announces creation of Red Tide Task Force

Governor Ron DeSantis announced Friday the appointments of 11 expert researchers and leading scientists to the recently re-organized Red Tide Task Force. The Governor...

Task force discusses septic/sewage as water quality concern contributors

The state’s Blue-Green Algae Task Force met for the third time Thursday to discuss septic and sewer systems as potential contributors to the algae...

Lee County residents dispute proposed location for wastewater treatment facilities

A neighborhood battle is brewing over what could be two waste water treatment facilities in Lee County, near Alico Road and south of Southwest...
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Battle over Lee County wastewater, solid waste transfer facilities

A neighborhood battle is brewing over what may become a site for wastewater treatment and solid waste transfer facilities. As southwest Lee County spreads, there...

Algae task force meeting to focus on septic tanks in SWFL water crisis

When it comes to water quality issues, there is no one source to blame. But, an upcoming agenda meeting will focus on the role...

No single cure for palm tree diseases

Palm trees line roads in Southwest Florida. While they make for great scenery, they can also face their own problems. Several diseases are out there...

Researchers in Collier say not all pesticides will control mosquitoes

To many, mosquitoes are around every corner in Southwest Florida. Along with living with them, protecting ourselves from the disease-carrying bugs is a way...
Animal with caught line having surgery. (Credit: Mind Your Line)video

‘Mind Your Line’ dumpsters are drop off points for hooks, line

The beauty of Southwest Florida reels in visitors from all over and those visitors do the reeling, too. But it some cases, the big...
Algae being processed in a machine. (Credit: WINK News)video

Army Corps experiment to clean algae from the water

We haven't seen blue-green algae like we did last year and researchers want to keep it that way. "We've been blessed this year," said Brian...

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