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.


Recent Collier-Lee Honor Flight sets milestone experience for local veterans

We boarded the Collier-Lee Honor Flight this past weekend with local war veterans set to go on an 18-plus hour party. Into Washington to D.C.,...

Collier-Lee Honor Flight trip of a lifetime for Korean War veteran

On a recent Collier-Lee Honor Flight to Washington D.C., it was the trip of a lifetime for a veteran who gave so much. Korean War...

Collier-Lee Honor Flight takes veterans to Washington D.C. memorials

Veterans were in flight Saturday morning, thanks to the Collier-Lee Honor Flight. The flight's mission is to take local veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit...

SWFL veterans prepare for Lee-Collier honor flight to D.C.

In less than 24 hours, dozens of veterans from the Greatest Generation and beyond will participate in the Lee-Collier honor flight to the nation's...

How Charlotte County cold case detectives find justice for families

When a murder case goes cold, the victim's loved ones are left in limbo. Sharon McPhillips knows this pain all too well. Her fight...
Left to right: Charlotte County Cold Case Detectives Mike Vogel, Kurt Mehl and Mike Gandy (Credit: WINK News)video

An inside look at Charlotte County’s Cold Case Squad

With time on their hands and patience on their side, a trio of detectives gave up retirement a decade ago to give fresh eyes...
Shannon and Samantha Forbes. (Credit: WINK News)video

Naples woman gives shelter, love after family loses everything to Dorian

A Naples community comes together to help a Bahamian family who lost everything from Hurricane Dorian. Shannon and Samantha Forbes were vacationing in Orlando with...
Naples resident Kathryn Padalino takes photos of her valuables ahead of Hurricane Dorian. (WINK News)video

Protect your property: Documenting your belongings ahead of a storm

While preparing for Dorian, you may put off thinking about insurance. But to make sure you're covered later, you'll want to document everything now. Naples...

Gold Star mom seeks to help homeless veterans in SWFL

A Gold Star mom in Collier County joined dozens of volunteers to bring awareness to the homeless veteran problem around Southwest Florida. The first...

Collier County vows to take action after first homeless veteran count

The number of homeless veterans in Collier County is much higher than previous estimates after its first homeless veteran count. Collier County Commissioner Andy Solis...

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