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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Governments have existed historically to offer aid, security and order, and for just as long, churches have done the same.

So, when the federal government could not answer people’s questions about separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, people looked to the faith community to speak up.

And, Diocese of Venice Bishop Frank Dewane did.

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Student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting embarked on a statewide bus tour from Parkland last week.

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On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz were denied entry into a federal detention facility in Homestead that is housing an estimated 1,000 minors who were separated from their parents at the U.S. border.

Less than 24 hours later, President Trump signed an executive order ending his administration’s family separation policy, which — until that point — he had adamantly denied even existed. But, the end of the policy separating children from their families in the future doesn’t necessarily mean the reunification of those already separated families now.

The Radio Television Digital News Association has awarded the WGCU News team the national Edward R. Murrow Award for Breaking News Coverage for "Hurricane Irma Hits Southwest Florida." 

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Tuesday was the second anniversary of what was, at the time, the deadliest mass shooting in American history at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. A two-and-a-half-hour drive southwest from the city, a group gathered to remember the victims and call for reforms to state and federal laws to prevent such a shooting in the future.

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