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 students to soon receive COVID-19 vaccine

High school students’ research recognized on international stage

Students advocating for accessible gender-neutral restrooms at UVA School of Law

UVA Health doctor addresses COVID-19 vaccine concerns

Grant making its way to Virginia localities to assist with pandemic recovery

BRHD will not provide 2nd doses to folks who got vaccinated in Danville

UVA researchers working on method to prevent strokes, heart attacks

Vietnam veteran helps others cope with PTSD through music

Heroes honored for saving a man’s life

Some restaurant workers frustrated they don’t qualify for COVID-19 vaccine

UVA Health doctor warns people about contagious COVID-19 variants

Revolutionary Soup employees save the life of coworker who had a heart attack

Physician says it’s time to reschedule any missed routine visits with your doctor

A missing dog is found and brought home after 2 years

UVA medical student creates software to recruit more volunteers for clinics

University of Virginia School of Law creates a digital archive depicting its ties to slavery

UVA doctors give us a glimpse into the future of artificial intelligence

Doctor explains what you can and can’t do after receiving COVID-19 vaccinations

UVA trying to manage a surge in COVID-19 cases

Better Business Bureau warns about potential COVID-19 scammers

AAA Mid-Atlantic offers tips on how to prepare before the upcoming winter storm

Frustration grows as some struggle to get vaccine appointments through CVS

Pediatric surgeon providing groceries to patients suffering from food insecurity

Some claim CVS’s COVID-19 plan excludes many vulnerable folks in need of vaccination

Descendant of UVA enslaved laborers calling for scholarships to be extended to relatives

UVA Health doctor explains what happens after receiving doses of COVID vaccine

Organization helping families say goodbye to their loved ones virtually

Nonprofit providing housing for immunocompromised children through the pandemic

Virginia’s vaccine coordinator eases second dose worries

UVA Law student uses sign language in federal appeals court, wins case