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


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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

NCH Baker Hospital opens new emergency department

NCH Baker is opening its new emergency department on Monday, with larger rooms that offer more privacy and state-of-the-art equipment to make it easier...

New NCH partnership to improve OB/GYN care, shorten wait times

NCH is beginning a new partnership with the OB Hospitalist Group on Wednesday to shorten wait times for OB/GYN patients and let them receive care...

National bike route to extend through Collier County

A national bike route has an extension planned to go through Collier County, which many hope will put the county on the map and...

Getting your children to understand the consequences of making school threats

It can be hard talking to your child or teenager about school violence, but with threats of school violence up more than 100% nationally,...

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