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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Woman accused of trying to drown 2 girls in Naples hotel pool

A Bonita Springs woman is out on bond tonight after police say she tried to drown two children in a Naples hotel pool. According to...
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Video shows panther walking through Golden Gate Estates yard

Video showed a panther walking through a man's front yard, just feet from his door. "It's a little nerve wracking it's a big powerful animal...
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Family copes and recovers after driver plows through crowd, injuring 8

A crash sent eight people to the hospital the night of July 15, including 18-year-old Betsy Soto, who was still in the ICU Friday. Antonia Rosas,...
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SWFL man dies after eating raw oysters

A man died from a Vibrio vulnificus bacteria infection after eating raw oysters at a Florida restaurant, health officials say. The 71-year-old man died two days after...
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Lightning strikes car in Golden Gate Estates; no injuries reported

A Chrysler Pacifica was struck by lightning Monday afternoon in the Orangetree community of Golden Gate Estates, the Collier County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies responded...
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Good Samaritan with a gun stops possible shooter outside restaurant

Customers at the Jack's Bait Shop in North Naples got the scare of their life when one man tried to wreak havoc outside. If it...
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Residents react to possibility of Collier sewer system plan moving forward

People living in Rosemary Heights thought a plan to plug additional funds into the city sewer system was over and done with. The plan would...
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New study shows millennials having fewer kids, raising concerns for future generations

Americans are having fewer babies than ever before, and it's becoming an issue that's causing concern for future generations. The birthrate in 2017 hit a...
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Elderly man left without home after fire sparks in Golden Gate Estates

An elderly man is without a home after a fire, possibly sparked by lightning, destroyed his house Thursday afternoon. The home is located on Randall...
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Volunteers to clean up SWFL beaches following July 4th festivities

Southwest Florida volunteers can clean up the beach after a day of celebration. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at the 13th Avenue South beach...

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