Rachel Iacovone

All Things Considered Host, Reporter

Rachel Iacovone is a reporter and host of All Things Considered for WGCU News. Rachel began reporting for WGCU during the 2016 presidential race. After Election Day, she went on to cover Florida Gulf Coast University students at President Donald Trump's inauguration on Capitol Hill and Southwest Floridians in attendance at the following day's Women's March on Washington.

During Hurricane Irma, Rachel was live on air as the sun shone through the eye of the storm, as it passed over the Collier County Emergency Operations Center where she was stationed.

For her coverage of Everglades City after the storm, Rachel won the 2018 Florida AP Broadcasters award for Breaking News as well as a Regional Edward R. Murrow. She also won the AP award for Sports Feature for her story about pickleball in SWFL as well as second place in the Cultural/Historical category for her coverage of education in the farmworker town of Immokalee.

Rachel graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

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A group of high schoolers in Collier County held a die-in Monday in memory of those killed in the Santa Fe school shooting which happened in May, three months after the school massacre in Parkland. 


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Of all the film festivals held around the world each year, one holds a certain amount of prestige -- the Cannes Film Festival, which is held in a city of the same name in France. The international film festival was held for the 71st year this May, and at it, a film called “Peacekeeper” was screened. The 13-minute-long documentary is about the Dakota pipeline, and the response of the Native Americans who live on the land that would be developed for the project.

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Southwest Florida has been feeling the effects of water releases from Lake Okeechobee for weeks now – most obviously in Cape Coral where the canal-based grid system of the city means many of its residents have backyards that dip down into the water, which is now filled with toxic blue-green algae. 

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We’re sitting down with Dr. David Campt in advance of his upcoming workshops on “Being a Better Ally” that seek to help white people learn empathetic listening methods to better hear and engage with racism skeptics.

Dr. Campt is a national racial equity and dialogue specialist. He conducts workshops using his White Ally Toolkit throughout the United States, teaching people strategies for changing attitudes, behavior and group culture through dialogue.

Christ Community Church

Florida faith leaders have come out in support of a state constitutional amendment that would give former felons a second chance. Those in support include a church in Southwest Florida.

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