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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Fish litter canals near Vanderbilt beach, but who’s responsible?

New video taken Monday near Vanderbilt Beach shows the impact of red tide there. Rotting fish out in the sun that's creating a smell that's...
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Three accused Catholic priests connected to SWFL

Members of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Naples are reacting to information about a priest who once pastored there. That priest is among the hundreds...
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Work on a new roof goes terribly wrong for Collier Woman

Imagine coming home from vacation and finding your home wet and moldy with a ceiling that's caving in. That's what happened to a renter in...

Collier man attempts to use app to avoid paying business taxes

A Collier County man allegedly used a Canadian based e-commerce app to avoid paying taxes for his catering business. According to an arrest affidavit, Christopher...

How red tide impacts turtle hatchlings

Experts say when baby turtles, also known as hatchlings, start looking for the Gulf, red tide can leave the animals critically injured or dead. Red...
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Collier Mosquito Control District loses nearly $100K in scam

A tax-payer funded agency was taken for nearly $100,000, according to a police report. A police report says Collier Mosquito Control District received what turned...
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31 cats removed from North Naples apartment

Collier County Domestic Animal Services took 31 cats away from a North Naples woman, who kept them in her one-bedroom apartment at the Windsong...
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Body found in Immokalee identified as missing man

The Collier County Sheriff's Office identified the body of the missing Immokalee man as 81-year-old Jean Hyacinthe Thursday evening. https://www.facebook.com/colliersheriff/posts/1882829881776785 Detectives said a wallet containing Hyacinthe's personal...
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Controversial ‘Popping molly’ shirts sold at shop in Naples mall

A shirt that reads, "popping molly," is being sold in a store geared toward teens at Coastland Center mall in Naples. The reference refers to...
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North Collier Fire proposes new assessment fee

Mother nature costs Collier County thousands of dollars every year. From brush fires to hurricanes, keeping up with natural disasters is a big expense for...

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