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Unfinished Business

Contractors accused of taking money, but not finishing jobs


NBC2 Investigators Rachel Polansky & David Hodges wanted to know why Florida contractors are often accused of taking money, but not finishing jobs. In this 3-part series, we question the system that’s supposed to be holding contractors accountable.


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FEMA ADMITS TO IDENTITY THEFT CLAIMS AFTER NBC2 INVESTIGATION


Hit with Hurricane Irma, than hit with identity theft. The NBC2 Investigators expose dozens of cases of identity theft involving fraudulent FEMA registrations. This series earned Rachel a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting.


LEGISLATION PASSED AFTER NBC2 CHILD BRIDES INVESTIGATION

LEGISLATION PASSED AFTER NBC2 CHILD BRIDES INVESTIGATION


Married and a mother, while in middle school. One year after the NBC2 Investigators expose a custody case involving a young girl and a grown man, legislation is passed banning child marriage in Florida. This series earned Rachel an EMMY nomination.

911

Action taken after NBC2 Investigators expose flaw within 911 system


When you’re in an emergency, you’ve been taught to call 911 for help. But what if we told you the 911 dispatchers are as helpless as you are? The NBC2 Investigators spend months testing the location accuracy of 911 calls made by cell phones.


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You’re Overpaying for Drugs & Your Pharmacist Can’t Tell You


You’re probably paying too much for your prescription medicine, and the pharmacist knows it. So, why hasn’t your pharmacist told you? The NBC2 investigators reveal a “gag clause” that forbids pharmacists from cluing you in.


NBC2 uncovers Fl Lottery isn’t a jackpot for public education

NBC2 uncovers Florida Lottery isn’t a jackpot for public education


A win-win, even if you don’t win. That was the promise that helped make the Florida Lottery a reality, but the NBC2 Investigators uncover the Florida lottery isn’t the jackpot you think it is, for public education.

About Rachel

Rachel Polansky is an EMMY-nominated, 3x Regional Edward R. Murrow Award-winning investigative reporter at NBC2 in Fort Myers, FL.

Before moving to the Sunshine State, Rachel spent two years reporting and anchoring in Syracuse, NY.

When she’s not reporting, Rachel enjoys doing yoga and crossfit, and cheering on her alma mater, Penn State.