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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80,000 mosquitoes trapped in one night near Immokalee

More than 80,000 mosquitoes were trapped in just a single night near Immokalee recently. Despite this, the Collier Mosquito Control District says SWFL is actually...
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Naples Airbnb guests say neighbor threatened them with gun for being noisy

Three people visiting Southwest Florida say they had a weapon pulled on them outside their Airbnb Thursday night. It happened in Naples Park, not far...
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Plans for Collier County arts district tabled while officials seek new developer

A 17-acre plot of land in Collier County could become the area's next big hot spot. It's located near the intersection of Bayshore and Jeepers...
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ICE crackdown puts Immokalee residents on edge

Roger Villareal says yesterday started out just like any other day, but quickly took a turn for the worse. Villareal and his three coworkers where...
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Parkland shooting survivors take part in spirited town hall at FGCU

"Never again" has become a message voiced by thousands of students across the nation following a Valentine's Day shooting that left 17 students and...
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Former youth football coach arrested during Collier drug bust

The biggest meth bust in Collier County history is unveiling some dark secrets about some members of the local community. The trafficking ring's accused kingpin,...
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Collier County emergency crews tackle lifelike training drills Thursday

In East Naples on Thursday, first responders were put to the test during action-packed training scenarios. It was a scene that played out at the...
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Sea wall crumbles just feet away from Naples home

Nine months after Hurricane Irma and one Naples resident is still begging her homeowner association to fix her crumbling seawall. "My bedroom is right here,"...
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Collier school board, parents debate evolution content in science textbooks

New textbooks are causing quite a controversy in Collier County schools, with some questioning whether or not religious theory should be included. The books were...
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Collier residents react to Vanderbilt Beach Road project

Mary Johnson, a Wisconson native, but longtime Florida resident could soon see changes near her home. "The road is going to go right through...

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