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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NAACP event brings police, community together

The NAACP of Lee County invited officers from the Cape Coral Police Department and the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office to talk about real-life encounters...
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Police teach gun safety to kids in Fort Myers after deadly child shooting

Fort Myers Police Department held a gun safety event for children at S.T.A.R.S Complex Tuesday. This comes after a child accidentally shot another child...
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1 person injured, 2 arrested after shooting near Ford, Market intersection in Fort Myers

One person was taken to the hospital and two have been arrested after a shooting in Fort Myers Tuesday. This happened near the intersection with...
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Neighbors protest planned tree removal, wildlife destruction by railway along Michael G Rippe Pkwy

A natural barrier to a major road is being cut down, and people living there are protesting. They want to ensure tree preservation and...
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Fort Myers police step in to help man without a family

A kind gesture from Fort Myers police officers helped cheer up an older man without a family. Harry is 90 years old, alone in the...
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Army veteran rides to DC in trek for homeless veterans, those with PTSD

A U.S. Army veteran is using his own blood, sweat and tears to help veterans who are experiencing homelessness and suffering from PTSD. He...
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As some normalcy returns, many struggle with food insecurity in Southwest Florida

Thousands of families still need help putting food on the table and food banks say it will take a year for most people they...
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Biden expanding summer food program for 34M schoolchildren

The Biden administration is expanding a program to feed as many as 34 million schoolchildren during the summer months, using funds from the coronavirus...
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Advances in medicine have made living with HIV possible 40 years after start of...

Forty years after the first reported case of the AIDS epidemic in 1981, doctors are still working to screen patients for HIV, the virus...
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A look at masks and being vaccinated during the pandemic

As more people get vaccinated, more people will take off their masks. But Dr. Anthony Fauci says we still need to wear them even after...

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