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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China imposes tariffs on American goods, sends stock market plunging

It was a shakeup on Wall Street Monday. China struck back after President Trump hit hard with steel and aluminum tariffs. The country just imposed...
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Naples firefighter accused of filming woman in bathroom

A Naples firefighter was accused of video voyeurism, officials say. David Larochelle is accused of placing a tool—resembling a USB device—containing a hidden camera in...
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Experts predict ‘overactive’ fire season in SWFL

"I'm ready for vacation. My brain's worn out. It's been a long year." Bobby Smitz is still recovering from hurricane season after Irma ripped his...

Immokalee commercial kitchen offers food enthusiasts tools to launch business

A new commercial kitchen is helping local food enthusiasts launch a business from Immokalee. The Culinary Accelerator on Airpark Boulevard offers a membership that allows...
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Tips for keeping your home safe as fire risks increase

A red flag fire warning was issued Friday for parts of Southwest Florida, according to the National Weather Service. The warning will remain in effect...
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Red tide hits Collier County beaches during spring break

Students on spring break are doing their best to enjoy vacation as red tide is still plaguing Collier County beaches. Dead fish and respiratory irritation...
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NCH Hospital patient loses $10K wedding ring and needs your help

Kathy Lehockey remembers it as one of the happiest days of her life – Renewing her vows with her husband two summers ago. But now the memory...
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Residents upset over having to travel to get their mail

Fran Sills lives in the Verona Walk community in Naples. She's been there since 2006. For more than a decade, the way she's received packages...
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Collier firefighters experience delay due to map issues

Its been two days since Golden Gate Estates resident Ray Remacks had to call 911 for his wife who was experiencing a medical episode. First...
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Smoke billows as residents react to fire burning in Collier forest

Smoke can be seen billowing as a fire continues burning Monday Picayune Strand State Forest. The flames, which sparked Sunday, scorched 4,800 acres, according to...

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