Teri Evans

Professional Experience

Present: Special Projects Reporter at WINK News. Previously, she worked across media platforms—from magazines to broadcast news, online media, and newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal. While she was deputy editor at Entrepreneur.com in New York, she made several television appearances on MSNBC’s Your Business and Fox Business. Teri started her career in local television news and worked for WFOR-TV in Miami.

News Philosophy

Tell stories that matter, stay curious, and always work to see things from all points of view. Present the facts, and let the people decide. And when viewers give you the privilege of their time, do your level best not to waste it.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking, and anything outdoors. Her community involvement has focused mostly on children, including serving on the board of trustees at the Shelter for Abused Women and Children in Collier County. She is a graduate of Leadership Collier Class of 2016, and a member of Northwestern Alumni Association’s NU Club of Naples.


Master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School; Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication/Broadcast News from University of Florida.

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The amazing sense of community, and the gracious generosity of local philanthropists who support it.


Teri grew up in Florida, from Jacksonville to Miami.


Naples Fire-Rescue plan to minimize firefighter carcinogens exposure

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Engaging the community, Collier Sheriff fights to end human trafficking

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Human trafficking victim uses her tragedy to help others

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Naples retired US Army four-star general committed to service after decades in the military

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Florida human trafficking signs get updates

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SWFL nonprofit uses fitness to help veterans transition to civilian life

Just a few years ago, Karter Elliott says he couldn't look at any photos of himself in the military, let alone talk about them....
Sex trafficking victim opens up about her experience. (Credit: Wikipedia)video

Sex trafficker targets the girl next door into a dark illicit world

In the light of day, hidden in plain sight, is a dark illicit world. Invisible chains bind its victims. Sex trafficking victims are often lured...

Toxic chemicals showing up in the product firefighters use to do their job

(Originally published April 3, 2019) When you see scenes of flames shooting into the sky, threatening homes and lives, it really underscores the extreme dangers...

Toxic chemicals showing up in the product firefighters use to do their job

When you see scenes of flames shooting into the sky, threatening homes and lives, it really underscores the extreme dangers firefighters face. But, there are...

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