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

Cape Coral house of worship hosts ‘dinner church’ to help the near-homeless

Cape Coral is growing bigger by the day and many in the city are thriving. But behind the boom and bustle, there’s a large...

Despite Cape Coral’s growth, food insecurity is still prevalent

Hunger does not know zip codes, city, or county boundaries. It can be anywhere, even in the least likely place. Cape Coral is booming. New...

Suspect wanted for using fake $100 bills at Cape Coral Walmart

The Cape Coral Police Department’s Financial Crimes Unit wants your help to identify a man accused of passing counterfeit cash. On December 26th, 2021 at...

Businesses, residents concerned over proposed median on McGregor Blvd. in south Fort Myers

A proposed grassy median on one main Southwest Florida road is causing a lot of opposition. Neighborhoods and businesses say converting a turn lane...

Baseball memorabilia now on display in Naples

A never-before-seen collection is now on display in Southwest Florida and it honors baseball greats. Jay Baker's wife, Patty, told him decades ago that he...

North Port man arrested as suspect in crimes against children

A North Port man has been arrested and faces multiple charges for crimes against children. Shane Patrick Penczak, 45, has been arrested by the North...

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...

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...

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...
blue dog bar and grill Matlachavideo

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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