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

Fitness center raising money for UVA mobile mammography unit

Ruckersville woman offers hope to seniors feeling alone during the pandemic

  Albemarle Co. hydrants getting a face lift through ‘Art on Fire’ project

  Poll workers of all ages stepping up in Albemarle Co.

  Can you vote without a mask in Virginia?

  TJHD giving out free Narcan today

  New drop box opens in Albemarle County for completed ballots

  UVA pediatric surgeon trying to bring fresh food to patients and their families in need

  Tiger Fuel runs one hour promotion: gas for 99 cents per gallon at The Market at Mill Creek

  Virginia nonprofit helping people get back into the workforce

  Health dept. alerting families to not gather indoors for Thanksgiving this year

  Professional Movers give back to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge as they relocate

  Albemarle County adding one more ballot drop box location next week

  Community Climate Collaborative holds virtual Better Business Challenge Lunch n Learn

  Charlottesville restaurants receive financial relief from the city

  Beer Drive for Toys at Decipher Brewing

  Restaurants in Charlottesville expanding their outdoor footprint to get financial relief

  Charlottesville restaurant manager trying to make indoor dining safer

  Jefferson Theater to be featured in live-streamed concert event

  UVA expanding COVID-19 testing beyond those showing symptoms

  ACPS releases COVID-19 dashboard updating new cases in the district

  Charlottesville police promotions to include new assistant chief and captain

  Flu shots in high demand at TJHD’s free drive-thru vaccination clinic

  TJHD expanding COVID-19 testing before Thanksgiving

  Charlottesville Free Clinic will have a new home very soon

  Charlottesville restaurants trying to keep doors and patios open as it gets colder

  Deadline for voter registration is quickly approaching

  Charlottesville community members asking city to help build a slavery museum

  Carter Myers Automotive working with families impacted by pediatric cancer

  Residential treatment facilities trying to keep up with rising opioid addictions