Rachel Polansky is a 3x Edward R. Murrow Award-winning, Emmy-nominated investigative reporter at NBC2 in Fort Myers, FL.
Before moving to the Sunshine State, Rachel spent two years reporting in Syracuse, NY. While there, she helped build her station’s consumer investigations brand and she found her passion for investigative reporting.
Rachel become a journalist to make a difference in her community. She holds the powerful accountable, she asks the tough questions and ultimately, she gets results. Rachel also serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters.
Construction fraud legislation heads to governor’s desk, after NBC2 Investigation
The NBC2 Investigators are getting results. More than two years after we began reporting on contractor fraud in Southwest Florida — and exposed issues in the way the current construction laws were written — a local lawmaker teamed up with our state attorney to re-write the statute.
SWFL schools not testing for cancer-causing radon
While it’s federally recommended that Florida schools test for radon every five years, the NBC2 Investigators uncover that’s not happening in Southwest Florida. One week after our investigation aired, a lawmaker called for more radon testing in schools.
Police arrest panhandlers posing as a non-profit, after NBC2 Investigation
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