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.
The fight to stop oil drilling in Collier County is heating up. The Environmental Protection agency is in town, holding an informational meeting and a public hearing over a permit to drill in Golden Gate Estates.
A Collier County family savagely murdered. Now doctors say the father accused of doing it, is incompetent to stand trial.
Your money, healthcare, and jobs - all topics in the spotlight Friday night. Republican candidates for Trey Radel's former seat in Congress took to the state in a special forum.
Exclusive video of a bad spot to be in - WINK News was there as a sailboat anchored off Marco Island, tried riding out Thursday's storm.
FGCU fever is heating up. School officials are asking fans to wear green for a "Green Out." If the Eagles win on Thursday, they'll play in Championship game on Sunday.