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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Mind your mind: An initiative to aid the mental health of Southwest Florida

There is a new push in Southwest Florida to help people put their mental health first. It is part of the David Lawrence Centers...
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Red Cross working to bring smiles back to those impacted by Sunday’s tornadoes

Something as simple as a sandwich or a coffee can make all the difference in a crisis. Those are the things hardworking Red Cross...
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Monument honoring first responders unveiled in Charlotte County park

A new monument is up to honor all those who work on the front lines. The first responders memorial shines in all its glory...
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Staffing shortages hit businesses hard on Matlacha

Small businesses are being forced to either change their operations or close altogether. Two popular restaurants have already closed, and another is ending its...
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Doctors weigh in on what employees should do if they test positive for COVID

Not every workplace offers its employees "sick days." And as omicron spreads, this may present an issue for workers who may be developing COVID-19...
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Trial begins for the man accused in a deadly 2020 Cape Coral Bridge hit-and-run

A man charged with killing a man on a scooter in a hit-and-run crash is now on trial. 20-year-old Clody Gonzalez Vera is accused...
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Naples Beach Hotel owners let City of Naples Fire-Rescue crews train in the closed...

The City of Naples Fire-Rescue took advantage of a unique opportunity to use the former Naples Beach Hotel for emergency response training. It may be...
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Leaders in Fort Myers push for more security after string of smash-and-grab robberies

Within the last month, WINK News has told you about several smash-and-grab robberies in Southwest Florida. Now, Fort Myers city leaders want to get...
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COVID-19 testing increasing before Christmas

The number of people getting tested for the novel coronavirus is on the rise, reflecting the surge in cases throughout the country. In Miami,...
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Driving safely during the holidays

If you are driving this holiday season, be careful: Thanksgiving through New Year's Day is one of the most dangerous times to be out...

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