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


Severe winter storm across US causes flight delays at RSW during busy holiday travel

A severe winter storm across the U.S. is causing dozens of changes at Southwest Florida International Airport Sunday during one of the busiest travel...

Motorcyclist killed in crash along Del Prado in Cape Coral identified, investigation continues

Cape Coral Police Department responded to a fatal crash along Del Prado Boulevard S at the intersection with Beach Parkway in Cape Coral Saturday...

Mayor Randall Henderson announces run for Congressional District Seat 19

Fort Myers Mayor Randall P. Henderson Jr., announced Wednesday he will seek the Congressional District 19 seat in Southwest Florida being vacated by Congressman...
Carmela. (Credit: WINK News)video

Bill would require Florida veterinarians to report signs of animal abuse

A new bill proposal would further protect animals in Florida. If a veterinarian suspects animal abuse is happening, he or she must report it...
Mother and son Katherine and Ronald Cujas. (Credit: Shared with WINK News)video

Over 101,000 hit-and-run crashes in Florida last year

The main message from authorities in Florida is to stay at the scene in hit-and-run crashes. Even if it is not your fault, the...

Sports betting could be legalized in Florida thanks to a new bill

Do you want to bet on sports legally? One Florida lawmaker is cashing in on the odds you do! He introduced a bill that would...

Holocaust survivor speaks to FGCU students on campus

A Holocaust survivor visited Florida Gulf Coast University campus to share his stories of the horrors he endured, including the murder of his two...

Controversy over pride flag at Fort Myers business garners support

Controversy has sparked in downtown Fort Myers this weekend after a restaurant was told by its landlord it could not fly a pride flag...

Carnival cruise passenger dies after falling four stories on ship

Carnival Cruise Line confirms a male passenger died recently after he fell four stories on one of its cruise ships out at sea. Among other...
Woman makes an online purchase. (Credit: CBS News)video

Florida senator pushes online sales tax bill for out-of-state companies

Downtown Fort Myers already looks a lot like Christmas. As our shops gear up to share and sell the holiday cheer, so are online...

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