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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SWFL students join nation-wide walkout on Columbine anniversary

Southwest Florida students participated in a nation-wide walkout Friday morning on Columbine's anniversary. The protests were chosen to line up with the 19th anniversary of...
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Thieves targeting nearly-finished Golden Gate Estates homes

Realtors are asking people who live in Golden Gate Estates to be on the lookout—and to pick up the phone to dial 911 if...
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Concerns grow over ‘Boats on the Beach Program’ in Collier County

Some Southwest Florida residents are concerned a program that's been in place for years is creating a hazard for boaters and sea life. The Boats...
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Naples city council to discuss affordable housing options for first responders

A Naples city council member wants to create a place for firefighters, police officers and others to have access to low cost housing. "They commute...
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Cypress Cove Conservancy aims to educate local kids about nature

Bobby Lee Davenport and Jo Vaccarino are two women on a mission. Together, they run Cypress Cove Conservancy, and are working to purchase a huge...
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Affordable housing hot topic in Collier County

Commissioner Penny Taylor is fighting for affordable housing in Collier County as rent continues to increase. "Are we gonna continue to be a retirement community...
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New culinary incubator to help small business owners comes to Immokalee

A culinary accelerator open in Immokalee. The accelerator is a giant commercial kitchen for vendors who want to grow their business, and for produce...
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Residents worried uncleared debris will lead to flooding during rainy season

While most waterways in Southwest Florida are being prepared for the next rainy season, the creek in Jennifer Semro's Bonita Springs backyard still hasn't...
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Crews to clear debris from Golden Gate canals before hurricane season

A $3 million clean-up job to get rid of Irma debris in the Golden Gate main canal is helping prevent more damage before the...
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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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