Taylor Wirtz

Professional Experience

March 2021 to present: Weekend Anchor & Reporter at WINK News. Previously worked at KTWO-TV in Casper, Wyoming as a weekday morning anchor.

News Philosophy

“I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.” -Henry R. Luce

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Walking my dog Scarlett along the water, going to the beach, traveling both in and outside of Florida.

Education

Bachelor of Arts from Texas Christian University, Bob Schieffer School of Journalism with a minor in political science – Cum Laude

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The sunshine, beaches, and endless amount of things to do!

Hometown

Palos Verdes, CA

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Sanibel continues to work toward bringing its community back to normal

Sanibel was one of the places hit hardest by Hurricane Ian, and months later, many people still have questions about what is next. The people...
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Luxury residential development replacing The Carousel Beach Inn on Fort Myers Beach

A Chicago developer will use the property from The Carousel Beach Inn on Fort Myers Beach, which sold for $7,000,000,  to complete a luxury...
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Good Samaritan stopped to help Charlotte County deputy killed in DUI crash

Kendra Berrebie lost her brother 18 months ago, and a stranger was there for him in his final moments. With her own grief still...
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Raccoon attack puts woman in emergency room

A woman goes to the hospital after getting attacked by a raccoon while walking her dog in Jamaica Bay Village in Fort Myers. Gail Poirier...
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4 people reunited with the man who rescued them during Hurricane Ian

A man risking his life to save others during the chaos of Hurricane Ian. One man decided to go out and help others, saving...
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Fire at apartment building on Central Avenue in Fort Myers

Black smoke poured from a Fort Myers apartment building that caught fire on Central Avenue Tuesday night. The fire started just after 8 p.m. on...
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Debris cleanup in Bonita Springs waterways

Neighbors along the Bonita Springs waterways say it looks like a floating junkyard as debris from Hurricane Ian casually floats about. Jim Foley and Scott...
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Clewiston prepares as Nicole heads toward Lake Okeechobee

A major part of the flooding Nicole could bring is along Lake Okeechobee, which would mean trouble for small towns like Clewiston. While a flood...
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LCEC preparing for Nicole

Southwest Florida locals are getting better equipped this time around in case the power goes out. LCEC said they are prepared for whatever Nicole brings,...
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Hurricane Ian rebuild causing building supply shortage

People are working around the clock to rebuild the things lost during Hurricane Ian. One of the main things people are waiting for is...

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