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.


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!


Palos Verdes, CA


Family searches for rightful owner of lost wedding ring in Cape Coral

A mother in Cape Coral mother is using an unlikely discovery to teach her boys what it means to pass it on, and that...

Under proposed law, no emergency care for kids without parental consent

A bill nearing law in Florida would make it criminal for a doctor or trained medical professional to step in and help an underaged...

Florida-based homeowners insurance companies cancel thousands of policies with little notice

You wouldn't want to head into Hurricane Season without this necessity. Some homeowners insurance carriers are canceling thousands of policies with little notice to...

South Trail fire using kits to help people on the spectrum during emergencies

Firefighters train so they are ready to respond to any situation. Whether it's a crash or fire, they are meeting someone who's going through a...

Maggie Mae the Great Dane may be oldest of her breed in US, SWFL...

Age is just a number, right? Well, one Southwest Florida dog may be the oldest of its breed in the entire country, according to...
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St. Matthew’s House saved a SWFL woman’s life and now she’s paying it forward

A Southwest Florida woman is sharing her journey from being homeless to using heroin to now having hope for her future. All this, because,...

Making sure your family is ready during National Hurricane Preparedness Week

This week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week and it's the time to make sure you and your family are ready before storms hit. Whether it's...
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Southwest Florida celebrates Mother’s Day

We're experiencing another Mother's Day during the pandemic, but there's more joy and hopefulness this year compared to Mother's Day 2020. More families are...
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Memorial ride held for motorcyclist killed in Cape Coral crash

Family, friends, and community members celebrated the life of Blaine "Gator" Elmer this weekend. Elmer died last week in a crash. He was described as...

Wildlife encounters on the rise; how to stay safe

Warmer weather brings out more critters and creepy crawlers, and it's the time of year where you're more likely to cross paths with a...

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