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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Donations for homeless veterans during the holidays

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Cape Coral neighborhood wants permission to share road with golf carts

Many neighborhoods allow golf carts onto the roadways, but often they are gated or on golf courses. One Cape Coral community is asking City...
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Oasis HS football player: ‘If you play like a girl, you play like a...

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Making Mars the new Earth; FGCU researches what it would take

Researchers at Florida Gulf Coast University are working to figure out what it would take for us to call the Red Planet home. The university's...
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Rays end affiliation with Charlotte Stone Crabs

The Tampa Bay Rays are ending their affiliation with the Charlotte Stone Crabs in 2021. The Ray announced Wednesday they've invited the Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs to...
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Southwest Florida mourns captain who died from COVID-19

The state of Florida recorded 105 COVID-19 deaths just today alone. WINK News is putting a face to one of the thousands of lives...

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