Boring, depression-inducing newscasts got you in the dumps? Then get out of that slump, discover Hello SWFL, and join a dozen top storytellers doing their best to make this seaside sanctuary a rich environment of swiffle experiences and swiffle tales.

What’s a swiffle? It’s a word we made up that describes our storytelling. A swiffle story is based on our mission statement: “Local news focused on connection, balance, and depth.” We’re here to try new things using today’s technology and find out how to tell the best swiffle stories in the process.

Like what you see? Great! Let us know! Hate it? Still great! Still let us know!

Tired of reading this About Us page? I sure am tired of writing it, so how about we strike a deal? I get back to my job of making amazing swiffle content, while you click anywhere on our website to be transported to a world you never knew existed in your SWFL community. Deal? FANTASTIC!

 

Yours truly,

Hello Swiffle (SWFL)

Who We Are … 

Tamika Cody
– Tamika of New York City – Queen of the House Cody – Nurturer of Princess Monique and Prince @Univrse_
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Dulce Simon
Child at heart and mother of one, Dulce’s passion for cartoons and animation is not going away anytime soon. Combining
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KJ Adames
With a childhood history in the South West Florida area, KJ is not a man to be misjudged. After graduating
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Cory J.P.
An avid photographer from a young age, Cory has been working in the media industry since 2000, starting as a
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Adeyinka Obisanya
A graduate of the University of South Florida, Adeyinka holds a B.A. in Mass Communications. Having worked in multiple multimedia
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Joseph Trento
Joe Trento loves finding ways to connect people with important information that makes a difference in their lives. He has
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Shari Armstrong
Aside, from being passionate about eating pepperoni and pineapple pizza with a rum and coke every Friday night, I am
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Staff Contributors
Interns and outside contributors Through our partnership with FGCU our interns have contributed so some of our great content. We also
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Tara Settembre
Graduating from NYU with a masters in Journalism and Communications, Tara is the star of her own lifestyle/travel/parenting blog, “When
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Antoniette Meyer
Antoniette -more commonly known as Tonie- has a passion for writing and a love for animals. Exploring and adventuring are always on her
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Olivia Hyde
Olivia is an adventurer and uses her audio and visual production skills to show SWFL’s things to do and places
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Ninos Houma
Growing up with a passion for astronomy, Ninos always wanted to explore other planets in the universe hoping to come
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Melanie English
After graduation from Syracuse University with a BA in Broadcast Journalism, Melanie took her skills straight to the screen, working
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Jillian Leslie
A New Jersey native, Jillian graduated from Champlain College in Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. Specializing in
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Christopher Fleitas
Graduating from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, Chris has worked a number of
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This weekend, take the family to see one of the top lights display in SWFL, enjoy some of the top classics music has to offer, grab a gift for a local senior and end the weekend with …dare I say it? Cookies.

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Do you know all the rules of the road? If not, watch this.

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Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Inc. is making sure that no family goes hungry this Holiday Season

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Remember that awful video that came out this past summer of a shark being dragged behind a boat? Three people are now facing charges.

Michael Wenzel, 21; Spencer Heintz, 23; and Robert Lee Benac, 28, are each charged with two counts of aggravated animal cruelty. That’s a third-degree felony that could put them behind bars for up to 5 years on each count. Wenzel and Benac are also facing a misdemeanor count of illegal method of take - shark.

If you were sitting on the bench and holding the gavel, what do you think the punishment for these three should be?
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Heard your favorite business is coming to SWFL, but have yet to actually see it? Same here.

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