Taylor Petras

Professional Experience:

June 2018 to present: Anchor for WINK News This Morning. Previously worked at KMIZ in Columbia, Missouri as a weekend anchor and reporter.

Awards and Recognition:

Suncoast Regional Emmy Award nomination for reporting on a “Bomb Squad Search at a Home in Cape Coral.”; Two Heart of America Gold Awards from the Kansas City Press Club for a special report on “Surviving a Mass Shooting” and for several reports on human and sex trafficking in mid-Missouri.

News Philosophy: 

Be a voice for the voiceless.

Hobbies and Interests & Community Involvement

Relaxing at the beach or by the pool, working out, reading a good murder-mystery book and watching true crime documentaries. Volunteer at Gulf Coast Humane Society.

Education

Ohio University, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

Likes best about Southwest Florida:

The heat, humidity and beaches.

Hometown

Canonsburg, PA

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40 Under 40: Mother of 4, CEO keeping SWFL children out of foster care

One of Gulfshore Business' 40 Under 40 nominees for 2022 is a woman whose goal goes beyond Southwest Florida, as she works to keep...
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Pet Pals: Mojo

On this week's Pet Pals segment, WINK News anchor Taylor Petras is introduced to another of the Gulf Coast Humane Society's adoptable dogs, Mojo. Mojo...
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Pet Pals: Diane

On this week's Pet Pals segment, WINK News anchor Taylor Petras meets another adoptable dog from the Gulf Coast Humane Society, Diane. You would never...
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Money Monday: Making smart investments during turbulent times

Sentiment surveys, such as the American Association of Individual Investors, show some of the most pessimistic readings ever. With all of the uncertainty in...
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Pet Pals: Frodo

On this week's Pet Pals segment, WINK News anchor Taylor Petras meets another adoptable dog from the Gulf Coast Humane Society, Frodo. Super senior Frodo...
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Pet Pals: Stormy

On WINK News' weekly Pet Pals segment, anchor Taylor Petras is introduced to another adoptable dog from the Gulf Coast Humane Society, Stormy. Stormy is...
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Thousands depart Cape Canaveral after Artemis 1 test launch scrubbed

The people who have traveled all the way to Cape Canaveral to get as close as possible to the Artemis 1 rocket launch were...
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Cape Coral family travels to watch Artemis 1 launch

A Cape Coral family travels to watch the launch of Artemis 1 on Monday morning. WINK News was at Space View Park across from the...
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NASA planetary scientist on upcoming Artemis 1 launch

On Monday morning, NASA is set to launch into a new frontier of space exploration. Artemis 1 will be the first mission in a...
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North Fort Myers man volunteers in Kentucky, helps rebuild after floods

People in parts of eastern Kentucky have gone for weeks without power, shelter, or fresh food and water after catastrophic flooding hit the area...

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