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.


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An in-depth look how Collier County is addressing mental health

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How law enforcement is taking steps to help mentally ill inmates

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Mental health resources in Southwest Florida

Below are mental health resources available to Southwest Floridians at the national and local level. National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255 suicidepreventionlifeline.org David Lawrence Center  (Collier County) (239)455-8500 davidlawrencecenter.org National Alliance on Mental Illness, Collier...
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