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 THREE YEARS REPORTING IN SYRACUSE, NY. WHILE THERE, SHE HELPED HER STATION BUILD ITS CONSUMER INVESTIGATIONS BRAND CALLED ‘YOUR STORIES’ AND SHE FOUND HER PASSION FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM.
RACHEL BECAME A JOURNALIST TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HER COMMUNITY. SHE HOLDS THE POWERFUL ACCOUNTABLE, SHE ASKS TOUGH QUESTIONS AND ULTIMATELY, SHE GETS RESULTS. RACHEL ALSO SERVES ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATED PRESS BROADCASTERS.
NBC2 investigation leads to new legislation regarding contractor fraud
Two years after the NBC2 Investigators began reporting on contractor fraud in Southwest Florida, a state representative files legislation targeting contractors who take money from customers and don’t do the work.
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.
FEMA ADMITS TO IDENTITY THEFT CLAIMS AFTER NBC2 INVESTIGATION
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