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.

The entire WGCU News team spent much of 2018 covering two devastating harmful algal blooms; red tide in the gulf and bluegreen algae coming from Lake Okeechobee.  

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Gov. Ron DeSantis announced yet another executive order on Thursday. 

In his second visit to Southwest Florida in as many days, DeSantis came to Ida S. Baker High School in Cape Coral to make his announcement.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis gave a sneak peek at one of the most highly anticipated line items on the upcoming state budget recommendation on Tuesday during his visit to Southwest Florida. 

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The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day March drew hundreds to downtown Fort Myers on Monday.

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As the partial government shutdown approaches the one-month mark, members of one branch of the military are feeling its effects particularly hard: the Coast Guard. Here, in coastal Southwest Florida, one family-owned establishment is helping those in need.

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