Rachel Spangenthal

Rachel joined WINK News in October 2012. She comes back home to South Florida after spending two years in Texas.

Rachel was a general assignment news reporter, and later weekend anchor, at KAMC in Lubbock, Texas. While working in the "Hub City," she had the opportunity to report on everything from the Texas drought to Texas Tech athletics.

A graduate of the University of Miami, Rachel got her start in television as an Assignment Desk Editor at WSVN - Channel 7 in Miami, Florida. While in school, Rachel had the opportunity to intern with WCBS in New York City and WPLG in Miami.

Rachel was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Palm Beach County, just on the other side of Alligator Alley. She now lives in Naples where she reports on anything and everything happening in Collier County. When she's not working, you can probably find her at the beach. Rachel loves spending time with family and friends, cheering on her Miami Hurricanes, and watching her sister act and perform on stage.

If you have a story idea or just want to say "Hello," email Rachel at Rachel.Spangenthal@winktv.com.

More than a hundred tax returns stolen from Naples business

Apr 16, 2014 5:34 PM EDT

Tax Day was especially difficult for one Naples store, after employees discovered returns and personal information stolen. It happened at the Family Tax Service business off 11th Street North and 5th Avenue North.
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Naples police investigating wallets stolen from shoppers

Apr 15, 2014 10:39 PM EDT

You turn you back just for a second and lose all your money. Naples Police are investigating a series of wallet thefts at popular grocery stores.
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Collier elementary teacher arrested for DUI, cocaine

Apr 15, 2014 10:37 PM EDT

Neighbors tell WINK News they're shocked after Deputies say a Collier County elementary teacher pulled over for drunk driving.
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Sanibel Police looking for suspect behind lewd acts

Apr 14, 2014 10:34 PM EDT

People on Sanibel Island are locking their doors and securing their windows, nervous a predator will target them next. WINK News first told you, this man is accused of breaking into three homes and doing perverted things.
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New York and Naples, top two cities to buy high priced homes

Apr 10, 2014 10:42 PM EDT

Naples may be one of the hottest spots in the country for luxury real estate. That's according to a brand new report from Coldwell Banker. The company says only New York has more homes on the market for a million dollars and up.
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