Posts Tagged ‘wink’

WINK tries to block documentary by fired reporter…

(from – Matt Dougherty, a former WINK reporter who is suing the Fort Myers, CBS affiliate for breach of contract, is now being told by parent company Fort Myers Broadcasting Co. he can’t use WINK footage in his reel or an upcoming documentary on his dismissal.

According to Dougherty’s lawyer, FMB has threatened Dougherty with defamation in an attempt to stop production of his Code of Ethics documentary. A trailer for the documentary lives on a website containing links to Dougherty’s past work, some of which is from WINK. Read the rest of this entry →


11 2015

UPDATE: Fired WINK anchor sues station…

(from – A breach-of-contract lawsuit by a former local television news anchor against the station that fired him has been amended.

The original suit, filed Aug. 13, alleges that WINK News fired anchor Matthew Dougherty, 33, on July 27 because he would not destroy notes, video, photos and other information related to a story involving about 100 boxes of patient medical records,  including credit card receipts, shot records, Social Security numbers and other detailed patient information found in an auctioned-off storage unit.

Dougherty, who was one year into a three-year contract with WINK, said he had originally been directed by the station to cover the storage unit auction and the discovery of the records. Read the rest of this entry →


09 2015

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