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

TJHD helping students gear up for the school year with free drive-thru vaccine clinic

  Recent storms causing more roof damage according to AHIP

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

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

  School districts preparing social and emotional programs to check on kids virtually

  ACPS offers new details for special education in-person learning program

  Albemarle Co. parent explains impact of virtual learning on families with limited internet access

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

  Free outdoor activity for all ages at the Charlottesville Skate Park

  Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation announces two new bus routes

  Three people on a mission to feed the homeless in Charlottesville and beyond

  UVA Center for Diversity in Engineering offering STEM summer program for kids

Greene County Office of Emergency Services hires emergency medical services supervisor

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

  Albemarle County supervisors pass stricter phase three coronavirus safety ordinance

  Brazos Tacos is open for business, just not for patio service

  Trained canine to help firefighter with post-traumatic stress disorder

  Bicycle shop sees rising demand in Charlottesville

  Albemarle County parent creates petition in favor of hybrid learning model

Charlottesville Fire Department has a new captain on the team

  Rotary Club of Fluvanna Co. holding food drive Thursday, July 23

  Large brush fire on border of Albemarle Co. and Nelson Co. is contained

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

  Albemarle Co. giving away masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19

  Woolen Mills resident starting community conversation with flyers

  Albemarle High School senior helping to collect COVID-19 data

International students across the U.S. relieved after federal regulation dropped

  Sign Shop helps shield students from coronavirus

  First Baptist Church receives $240,000 grant

  Project Rebound displays businesses opening safely in new videos