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!


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!


Livingston, NJ


Lee County mom frustrated after daughter gets new teacher 3 weeks in to virtual...

A teacher switch not even three weeks into the school year. One Lee County mom is mad after she says the district just told...

National Guard lieutenant from SWFL first to earn Expert Soldier Badge

A Florida soldier makes history. Lt. Freddy Herrera is the first National Guard soldier in an active guard unit to earn the Expert Soldier Badge. Soldiers...

Longtime Lee County judge resigns in support of racial injustice movement

A judge of four decades in Southwest Florida is stepping away from the bench to be a voice of change. Judge Hugh Starnes recently said...

Mom with 2-year-old says she followed Southwest mask policy but was forced to leave...

A mother traveling with her 2-year-old from Fort Myers to Chicago was ordered off the plane over Southwest Airline's mask policy. She said her...
9/11 memorial ridevideo

Memorial ride from Fort Myers to Naples to commemorate 9/11

Two men organized a police-escorted memorial ride across Southwest Florida so people will 'Never Forget' 9/11. One was in New York when the tragedy...

SWFL boy with Down syndrome inspires thousands with his smile and perseverance

Maddie Levy hears it all the time — her son Myles "can't" or "won't." "They told me Myles won't be potty trained 'til he's 12,...

Cancer survivor to donate honeymoon fund, wedding gifts to cancer treatment

A childhood cancer survivor is now using her wedding to give back. Instead of wedding gifts Sunday, Sep. 13, Allison Carter is having her...

Mariner High School student accidentally told to quarantine by DOH

Many Lee County parents knew it was a possibility that their children could be sent home and forced to quarantine. It's happening to entire...

‘Veterans History Project’ encourages veterans to share their stories

Jeffrey Sherwin wants kids in Southwest Florida to learn from his service and maybe even follow in his footsteps. Sherwin spends two days per week...

Boys and Girls Club offers alternate way to teach kids online with learning assistance...

Sending your kids to school or keeping them home for virtual learning? Parents now have another choice. Take it straight from the Zoom generation —...

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