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.


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.”




Voters confused about solar power amendment language

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Amendment 1, if approved, will establish the right for people to own or lease solar equipment, but some voters say...

Fort Myers students show compassion has no bounds

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A teacher at Fort Myers Middle School says she has learned so much from her students who are willing to...

Meal program addresses desperate need at Lee County school

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Breakfast, lunch, a snack and now dinner is served at James Stephens International Academy where all 350 students qualify for...

Bokeelia man drives car into his swimming pool

BOKEELIA, Fla. - A man accidentally drove his car through the garage and into the swimming pool with his wife in the back seat.

Gov. Scott attends Missing Children’s Day

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott attended Florida Missing Children's Day, which is held annually to remember missing children, educate the public,...

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