When she was 17 years old Deanne was almost swept over the Niagara Falls by a powerful surge of water. Fortunately, she and her brother survived. She returned to the spot where it all began - the American side of the Horseshoe Falls at Terrapin Point - and reunited with Roger Woodward and Jim Honeycutt, the gentlemen who saved them. She later told the story on a half hour television special.
Deanne Brink is a news anchor for WINK in Fort Myers, Florida. She previously worked at KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska. She has a Bachelor's degree from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri in Electronic Journalism & Communications and a Master's from Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri in Broadcast Journalism. Deanne also has experience in the news business as a freelance reporter, public relations specialist and project manager.
Her personal life includes a small family that includes a husband, 2 children and several dogs. She is passionate about horses and has competed in the equestrian sports as well. Deanne loves to travel and has been a model in several beauty pageants. She has an incredible amount of energy and she's not afraid to speak her mind when it comes to the things that are important to her.
Brink was hired by WINK in April to replace Jen Stacy, who's contract was not renewed by the station after 10 years on the morning show. Stacy did not comment on her departure from the station but FTVLive FIRST reported that she had a noncompete clause in her contract that prevented her from working for another local station until January 2019.