Rachael Rafanelli joined WINK News in July 2011 as a general assignment reporter.
Rachael comes to southwest Florida after spending two years as a reporter/weekend anchor at KMVT-TV in Twin Falls, Idaho.
She is originally from Washington state, where she grew up on a farm, showing beef cattle in 4-H.
Rachael is a proud 2009 Washington State University graduate of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication – go Cougs! Her 7-minute documentary on the Pullman Fire Department earned her an Emmy nomination in 2010. She was also recognized by the Idaho Press Club for journalism excellence in 2011, for reporting on the dangers of drunk driving.
Rachael and her husband John (a math/reading teacher at Gulf Middle School in Cape Coral) are now thrilled to call Florida home.
E-mail her at email@example.com
The debate over opting out of state-mandated tests continues. The motion is simply a collective legislative platform and nothing will change in schools right now.
Brand new documents from wildlife officers reveal University of Florida head diving coach Donald Craine failed to steer his Pathfinder to the right to pass the SeaCraft.
The city is looking to the University of South Florida to conduct the study. USF will make a presentation to the city at Monday night's council meeting on Sept. 22nd.
It's being called the "feel good event" of the year. Southwest Floridians are wearing red white and blue to honor the soldiers serving our country, and Saturday, those soldiers get to relax and go fishing!