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

Charlottesville City Market returns with drive-thru model

Albemarle County police welcome a new K9 officer to the team

UVA students to soon receive COVID-19 vaccine

  Rotary Club of Fluvanna Co. collecting food for those struggling during pandemic

City of Charlottesville opens new trails along Moores Creek

  Albemarle County Board of Supervisors review draft of the Crozet Master Plan

  Senator Mark Warner visits BRHD’s mass vaccination clinic

BRHD moving into Phase 2 vaccination rollout April 12

Tom Sox hosting golf tournament to raise money for upcoming season

High school students’ research recognized on international stage

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

  Online platform launched to connect community members with nonprofits

  UVA releases details on the fall semester and graduation

  UVA Health doctors worried about a potential 4th wave of COVID-19

  BRHD expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to folks in Phase 1c

  ACPD trying to get drivers to slow down

  BRHD launches new vaccination website

  Blue Ridge Health District’s request for more COVID-19 vaccine doses is not being filled

  Nonprofit feeding families for Easter in Charlottesville

  New fund coming out soon for restaurants impacted by COVID-19

  UVA Health doctor addresses COVID-19 vaccine concerns

  Orange and Madison counties move into vaccination Phase 1c

  BRHD sending invites to the rest of preregistered Phase 1a, 1b individuals

  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

  A look inside BRHD’s new COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the former JCPenney

  Albemarle Co. receives broadband grant for the fifth consecutive year

  BRHD opens new vaccination clinic inside closed JCPenney

  Vietnam veteran helps others cope with PTSD through music