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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.


SWFL schools not testing for cancer-causing radon

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

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


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.


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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 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 and anchoring in Syracuse, NY. Rachel is most proud of her investigative reporting that has enacted change at a local and statewide level. In 2017, Rachel uncovered a case of child marriage in Southwest Florida. After she reported about a young girl, who was being forced to marry an adult man, a Fort Myers senator filed legislation to change the legal age of marriage to 18. In 2018, the Fl. governor signed that legislation, banning child marriage in Florida. 

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