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.

Education

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.”

Birthplace

Chicago.

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Former youth football coach arrested during Collier drug bust

The biggest meth bust in Collier County history is unveiling some dark secrets about some members of the local community. The trafficking ring's accused kingpin,...
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Collier County emergency crews tackle lifelike training drills Thursday

In East Naples on Thursday, first responders were put to the test during action-packed training scenarios. It was a scene that played out at the...
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Sea wall crumbles just feet away from Naples home

Nine months after Hurricane Irma and one Naples resident is still begging her homeowner association to fix her crumbling seawall. "My bedroom is right here,"...
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Collier school board, parents debate evolution content in science textbooks

New textbooks are causing quite a controversy in Collier County schools, with some questioning whether or not religious theory should be included. The books were...
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Collier residents react to Vanderbilt Beach Road project

Mary Johnson, a Wisconson native, but longtime Florida resident could soon see changes near her home. "The road is going to go right through...
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Naples City Council rejects sewer system proposal for homes

Naples City Council decided to pull the plug on a new sewer system after hours of discussion Wednesday. "I will be put out of my...
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Collier County pushes to move hundreds of homes to sewer system

Naples City Council will decide Wednesday whether to install a new sewer and storm water system that would cost each household $18,000. Kenneth Vaughn is...
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Collier students honored for innovative mats for homeless shelters

Students at Big Cypress Elementary School are were honored for the innovative mats designed for people to use in homeless shelters. It takes approximately 500...
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Proposed mining project stirring controversy in Lee County

A proposed lime rock operation is causing a stir in Lee County. The proposed site sits off State Road 82, not far from Daniels Parkway....
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FGCU professor, students look to past in Everglades archaeological dig

Dr. Bill Locascio, an assistant professor of anthropology at Florida Gulf Coast University, a team of students and the Florida Archaeology Network have been...

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