Sydney Persing

Professional Experience

June 2019 to present: Reporter, Wink News. Previously worked as an intern for Fox News Channel from 2016 – 2018.

Awards & Recognition

Placed top 10 nationally in the 2018-2019 Hearst Foundation Journalism Awards for Television News.

“Ace reporter” for Carolina Week in 2019.

News Philosophy

Always remember that not everybody thinks, feels, or sees the world the way you do, or even the way you think that they might.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Going to the beach, exercising, and thrift store shopping!

Education

Bachelors in broadcast journalism and political science from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

Getting to show my friends and family how beautiful it is when they visit!

Hometown

Livingston, NJ

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Suspect in early morning shooting at Charlotte County nightclub has been arrested

The suspect involved in the early morning shooting at a Charlotte County nightclub has been arrested. Charlotte County Sheriff's Office say they responded to Emerald...
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Florida senator proposes online sales tax bill

Florida Sen. Joe Gruters filed a bill on Wednesday that requires online companies to charge sales tax on transactions. For many people, it is simple....
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Man who caused deadly Cape Coral crash sentenced to 12 years in prison

A man convicted of driving recklessly and causing a deadly crash in Cape Coral was sentenced to 12 years in prison followed by three...
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District apologizes for separation of twins at Diplomat Elementary

The first day of school for twins Cayden and Bella was an exciting moment for the young duo. But instead of going to class...
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Cape Coral community prays for no bus stop tragedies this school year

A community is honoring the lives lost at school bus stops last year. They lit lanterns for Alana Tamplin and Layla Aiken Friday night....
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Tropic Isles Elementary knocks at students’ doors with school supplies

They say a little kindness can change everything. That is precisely what teachers at Tropic Isles Elementary are hoping to accomplish by surprising families...
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Battle over mold in family’s Channelside apartment

When mold invades an apartment, who is responsible for getting rid of it? Tenants at a complex in south Fort Myers are struggling with...
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John Morgan says it is time to legalize recreational marijuana

Attorney John Morgan tweeted Tuesday that recreational marijuana should be legalized in Florida. Morgan was the driving force behind medical marijuana passing in Florida. He...
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Cape Coral new ordinance cracks down on retail sales of pets

Cape Coral City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that will ban any future retail sales of pets. But, an unexpected amendment introduced Monday evening...
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6 children removed from Fort Myers home with deplorable living conditions

On Thursday, Fort Myers Police Department arrested Davina Dawson, 28, and Ahkeem Clark, 30, for housing six children under "deplorable" living conditions at a...

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