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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SWFL drivers could face a fine for playing loud music

Drivers in Southwest Florida will soon be fined for playing music too loud in the car beginning on July 1. The new law makes it...
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Apartment development construction in downtown Fort Myers causes concerns on historical ground

The construction of an apartment complex in Fort Myers is causing controversy. Critics say it could be disturbing human remains and historical artifacts. The State Division...
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SWFL reacts to Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade

SWFL hears reactions from both sides after Roe v. Wade was overturned. Right now people who disagree with the Supreme Court decision are gathering in...
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Residents along Corkscrew Road concerned about new major development project

Lee County approved a big development after originally denying the limestone rock mine that was proposed for the same spot along Corkscrew Road. The county...
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Daughter donates kidney to father, ultimate father’s day gift

A daughter gives her father the ultimate gift, she saves his life by donating one of her kidneys to him. This duo shows us the...
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First responders share how they deal with the intense summer heat

Everyone knows it's hot in Florida during the summer, but it can get even hotter for first responders fighting flames and saving lives. Just standing...

Florida Department of Health offering mental health first aid class in August

The Florida Department of Health is offering mental health first aid classes in August in North Fort Myers for anyone interested. Suicide deaths and overdoses...
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Helping LGBTQIA+ community members struggling with substance abuse, mental health

There is an effort to raise awareness for those who identify themselves in the LGBTQIA+ community and are struggling with substance abuse and mental...
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North Port Animal Rescue Garage urgently needs help before dogs suffer

Overcrowded, understaffed, and without enough resources is the unfortunate reality for the North Port Animal Rescue Garage. If they can't take in more dogs, the...
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As parents feel financial pressure from inflation, children carrying the burden

Making ends meet is a lot harder than it was even six months ago. Gas prices are soaring and groceries seem to have doubled in...

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