Zach Oliveri

Professional Experience

September 2020 – Present: Reporter at WINK News
Previously worked as a Sports and News Anchor/Reporter at WUFT News in Gainesville, FL; Sports Coordinator at ESPN Gainesville WRUF; interned at WSVN and 790 The Ticket in Miami, FL

Awards & Recognition

2020 Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists Award in Education Reporting
2020 Broadcast Education Association Award of Excellence (TV Sports Talent, TV Sports News Program, and TV Sports Story/Feature Short)
University of Florida Red Barber Award

News Philosophy

Every story must be told with honesty and integrity. It’s a journalist’s responsibility and privilege to share people’s stories.

Hobbies, interests and community involvement

Spending time with friends and family; and cheering on the Florida Gators, Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins and New York Yankees.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication-News, University of Florida summa cum laude

Likes best about SWFL

Being a native Floridian, it’s great to be within driving distance to friends and family as well as everything the state has to offer. The people here truly make SWFL feel like home. You also can’t beat Florida in the winter!

Hometown

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Mayor of Fort Myers Beach talks next steps

The Mayor of Fort Myers Beach talked about the next steps for the city after the president's visit to the area on Wednesday. Mayor Ray...
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Bonita Springs provides updates on flooding concerns, damage

The City of Bonita Springs was one of many in Southwest Florida that were hit hard by Hurricane Ian. WINK News reporter Zach Oliveri was...
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Hurricane shutters going up in Cape Coral in anticipation of Hurricane Ian

People across Southwest Florida are preparing for Hurricane Ian as it approaches the area, and in Cape Coral people have begun putting up their...
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Fort Myers Beach goers enjoy the calm before the storm

There are no dark clouds in the sky but the threat of a major hurricane has people on Fort Myers Beach soaking up the...
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Cape Coral asking for residents input on improving busy corridor

Nobody likes sitting in traffic, but since new homes and condos are going up across Southwest Florida, experts believe it's time to start doing...
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Cape Coral exploring ways to regulate electric bikes and scooters

The City of Cape Coral looking into ways to regulate a new way to get around to help keep the community safe. The city is...
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Good Samaritan drives after and photographs hit and run driver in Cape Coral

A man is being hailed as a hero after he witnessed a hit-and-run and followed the person. The father of the person who was...
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Cape Coral community fed up with neighbor’s bird noise-making machine

A Cape Coral community is fed up with one of their neighbor's bird noise-making machine. Other cities have rules regulating these machines and Cape Coral...
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12-year-old sent to juvenile detention after pulling a BB gun out in cafeteria

The teacher who intervened when a cafeteria full of kids witnessed a BB gun in a student's hands at Lehigh Acres Middle School has...
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Proposal for use of temporary signs in Cape Coral

Everywhere you go in Cape Coral you see campaign and real estate signs, but the city might be cracking down on signs soon. The city...

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