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


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COVID-19 tests available Sunday in Immokalee

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Harry Chapin opens new mobile pantry site in effort to meet need for food

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‘Fishin Franks’ will be back, owner says

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Trump pays tribute to fallen Cape Coral soldier at Memorial Day event

The father of a Cape Coral man who died serving our country said the president's tribute on Memorial Day was overwhelming. William Eggers said he...

LCSO reminds boaters of safety rules with video as Memorial Day weekend kicks off

It's Memorial Day weekend and many of you will be headed out to go boating on the water. That's why officials are working to keep...

New walk-up COVID-19 testing site opens in Collier County

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Cape Coral single mom back at work after struggling to feed family during pandemic

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Cape Coral gym owner suing Lee County, DeSantis

A Cape Coral gym owner, who is also running for city council, is suing Lee County and Gov. Ron DeSantis for shutting down her...

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