(from News-Press.com) – New WINK-TV reporter David Bodden makes a bittersweet return to Southwest Florida. Bodden originally worked at Fox4 back in the early 1990s. He went on to a long career at TV stations around the country including Kansas City and Atlanta. Recently, he decided to return to the Fort Myers-Naples market to be closer to his parents, who reside in Cape Coral. Bodden’s first day reporting for WINK was Friday, Oct. 2, and his proud father watched him on the evening news. That weekend, Bodden’s father suffered a serious fall and passed away from his injuries.
Sarah Pusateri starts this week, coming from WCJB-TV in Gainesville. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., Pusateri is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.
Haley Hinds is also starting as a reporter this week. A graduate of Waynesburg University, Hinds most recently worked at WTVH-TV/WSTM-TV in Syracuse, N.Y.
WINK-TV reporter Cristin Severance has moved to the Cleveland area where she is closer to family. She has taken a job reporting for the Ohio News Network cable channel. “We’re really sad to see her go, but we’re happy because this is a great opportunity for her,” said Russ Kilgore, WINK’s news director.
Finally, WINK weekend anchor Jennifer Stacy has left early on maternity leave. Her due date is Halloween. A number of different staffers will fill in for Stacy alongside anchor Jeremiah Jacobsen on the weekend newscasts.