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Robert Van Winkle

Robert Van Winkle is Community Outreach Ambassador for the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, but is still often recognized as the former Chief Meteorologist for NBC-2 in Fort Myers. He’s also a U.S. Navy Veteran and worked as a meteorologist on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.

After a 31-year career on television Robert “retired” and moved to Arizona to take care of his mom when she was diagnosed with cancer. After returning to Southwest Florida, he worked a number of jobs including Real Estate, Substitute Teaching, and even Naturalist on Whale Watching tours in Sitka, Alaska before joining the orchestra in 2022.