Olivia Mancino

Professional Experiences

2016 to present: Reporter, WINK News. Previously worked at KWWL in Waterloo, IA and WCIA in Champaign, IL.

News philosophy

“To hold the powerful accountable, to challenge people’s biases by providing a fair and open discourse, to give a voice to local communities, and to educate. There is no such thing as a small victory. Every story that can influence a positive change is a victory in my book.”

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Fitness, cooking and volunteering with no-kill shelters and local Boys and Girls Clubs.


Graduated from Illinois State University in 2014 with double bachelors in broadcast journalism and political science.

Likes best about SW Florida

“The sound of waves. I feel like I’m on a permanent vacation.”




Cape Coral drama continues as students, parents express divided opinions

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Hours after a verbal clash involving the mayor and charter school superintendent, Cape Coral charter school board members met to...

Trending toy creates resale opportunity in SWFL

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Parents are feeling the pressure of the latest holiday toy trend, and a Lee County man is capitalizing on the...

Fort Myers moves ahead with Hanson Street expansion

FORT MYERS, Fla. - East-west traffic could soon become a little less cumbersome after City Council members moved forward with plans to expand Hanson...

Years later, Collier County teen’s 1998 disappearance haunts sister

NAPLES, Fla. - Sharlene Boyatt still regrets staying no to her sister. “I remember it all like it was yesterday. She got a phone call, she...

Punta Gorda public housing rebuilt decade after Charley

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – Dozens of senior residents will move into new apartments on Airport Road just east of US-41 more than a decade...

Fort Myers Heritage Institute staff assured school would remain open

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A letter sent Oct. 28 to Heritage Institute faculty promised that the Southwest Florida campus would remain open, just days...

Wife: Lawyer told husband, accused molester, to hide

FORT MYERS, Fla. - When Charlotte Sanderson learned that her husband, a 70-year-old man, was facing child molestation charges, she sought the advise of...

Voters confused about solar power amendment language

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Amendment 1, if approved, will establish the right for people to own or lease solar equipment, but some voters say...

Fort Myers students show compassion has no bounds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A teacher at Fort Myers Middle School says she has learned so much from her students who are willing to...

Meal program addresses desperate need at Lee County school

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Breakfast, lunch, a snack and now dinner is served at James Stephens International Academy where all 350 students qualify for...

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