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.
There are currently eight gender-neutral restrooms inside the University of Virginia School of Law building, but some students say they’re not easily accessible in between classes and need to be moved.
Many people are questioning the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines. That’s why Dr. Taison Bell is reminding folks who are still on the fence, that corners were not cut in the development of these shots.
The University of Virginia School of Law’s library is documenting the history of UVA during the antebellum period with the creation of a new digital archive. The website launched in January and was built by the library staff.
An infectious disease doctor with UVA says there are still misconceptions surrounding how the COVID-19 vaccines work because the science is not yet settled, but recent data suggests these medicines can be the key to ending the pandemic.
There are many fake COVID-19 websites circulating online that may look real at first glance, but the Better Business Bureau is asking you to do your research before giving up any personal information to potential scammers.
A doctor is on a mission to get fresh groceries to patients and their families suffering from food insecurity in Charlottesville. Dr. Jeff Gander has since surpassed his original goal, and is now making sure his patients have enough fresh food to eat at all times.
After CVS announced it will begin administering coronavirus vaccines to Virginians ages 65 and older on Friday, February 12, many people were left wondering why they don’t qualify for these vaccinations even though they’re at high risk.
There are many reasons to breathe a sigh of relief after you get your second COVID-19 vaccination, but a UVA Health doctor says life will not return back to normal immediately after receiving both doses.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused many organizations to pivot their business model, but one nonprofit in Charlottesville has been able to continue to provide housing for immunocompromised children and their families during their time at UVA Children’s Hospital.
Some people in Virginia are already thinking about getting their second dose of the coronavirus vaccines. As they wait for an appointment, the state’s vaccine coordinator is easing their minds about whether or not there will be enough doses.
A student in the Appellate Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law used American Sign Language to argue before a Richmond-based federal appeals Court and won the case alongside her partner.