Posts Tagged ‘wink’

New changes at WINK…

This past Wednesday brought a new look for WINK-TV in Fort Myers. At noon on Sept 2, the station debuted a new set, an updated graphics package and a slightly tweaked logo (left).

Some notes about the new set. Gone, are the anchor’s chairs. The anchor team remains standing for the entire newscast, shifting between the main desk and display areas around the set. Also, the station recycled most of the old weather set, just updating paneling.

Check out the new look below…

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09 2015

Fired WINK reporter sues station…

(from – WINK anchor and investigative reporter Matthew Dougherty has filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the Fort Myers, Fla. CBS affiliate, alleging he was fired in retaliation for reporting a story about a local doctor with ties to the news director.

The Naples Daily News reports Dougherty was assigned a story about a guy who bought a storage locker containing about 100 boxes of medical records from a local doctor. Read the rest of this entry →


08 2015

Birds damage WINK reporter’s plane…

(from – WINK reporter Andrew Scheinthal had a scary moment on his flight from Chicago back to Fort Myers, Fla., Friday.

WBBM reports Scheinthal’s flight had to turn back 10 to 15 minutes after take off. The pilot said the plane hit some birds and had to go back to O’Hare.

“It was certainly terrifying for a couple of seconds,” Scheinthal told the Chicago CBS-owned station. Read the rest of this entry →


08 2015

VIDEO: Owl startles WINK reporter….

Check out the video below as an albino owl startles WINK morning reporter John Trierweiler. Anchors Rob Spicker and Jennifer Stacey proceed to crack up and further make light of Trierweiler’s reaction. The fun happens at 1:55 on the clock. Check it out below!


03 2015

Haley Hinds departs WINK, joins WTVT…

WINK-TV anchor/reporter Haley Hinds has departed the Fort Myers station. She is headed up I-75 to WTVT in Tampa. She will be the station’s new weekend evening anchor.

Hinds joined WINK in October of 2009, coming from the duopoly of WTVH/WSTM in Syracuse, NY.

Check out the video below as WINK said goodbye to Hinds.


10 2014