Rachel Hirschheimer

Rachel Hirschheimer

Multimedia Journalist

Rachel Hirschheimer graduated from the University of Maryland in May 2020 with a degree in broadcast journalism. She grew up in Jericho, New York where her love for storytelling and reporting began at an early age.

Her journalism career started in high school, where she served as a reporting intern at the Anton Media Group for two summers. During her time at the University of Maryland, Rachel interned at SheKnows Media, NBC 4 Washington in the sports department, and NBC 4 New York in the investigative unit.

Rachel was also involved in sports reporting during her undergraduate studies. She served as the executive producer of the Left Bench, a student-run sports show, while also covering Capitol Hill and Annapolis for Maryland’s student-powered television station, Capital News Service.

Outside of the newsroom, you can find Rachel playing golf, tennis, having a catch, and cheering on the New York Islanders and New York Yankees.

Rachel is excited to make Charlottesville her new home and is looking forward to telling stories that make an impact in the community.


Recent Articles by Rachel

UVA expanding COVID-19 testing beyond those showing symptoms

Charlottesville community members asking city to help build a slavery museum

UVA researchers trying to expand wastewater testing to long-term care facilities

UVA launches research on long-term effects of blast exposure on military members

UVA Health: tobacco treatment program shows promising results

Greene County family expecting triplets next month

Louisa Co. teacher nationally recognized after working as an educator for 40 years

UVA researchers working on COVID-19 vaccine

UVA students under mandatory quarantine after COVID-19 cases detected

CFD remembers first responders on 9/11 one step at a time

UVA testing wastewater at dorms to detect coronavirus

UVA alum and former ’Jeopardy!’ contestant launches trivia app

UVA nursing professor pushing for public schools to be required to employ registered nurse

Paraplegic kitten being cared for at Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA

CASPCA: 37 dogs recovering after being hoarded in an Albemarle County home

Food insecurity in central Virginia on the rise due to the pandemic

UVA group proposes to remove George Rogers Clark Memorial Statue

Disinfecting robot developed at UVA helps prevent the spread of COVID-19

Pediatric cardiologist raises questions when it’s safe for kids recovering from COVID-19 to return to sports

Firefighter with PTSD urging others to seek help if they’re struggling

UVA Medical Center following COVID-19 patients after being released from ICU

Spotting signs of a student struggling mentally during virtual school will be an obstacle parents and teachers may face

More people entering UVA Medical Center with serious non-COVID-19 medical problems

Trained canine to help firefighter with post-traumatic stress disorder

UVA researchers studying mucus to make a difference in cystic fibrosis patients

Pediatricians remind parents to take kids to the doctor for vaccines

University of Virginia hosts virtual town hall for international students

University of Virginia international students on edge about new immigration rule