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.
Senator Mark Warner says despite some challenges the Blue Ridge Health District faced in the beginning of the vaccine rollout, he’s proud of the progress this team has made as the district heads into phase two next week.
If you’re pre-registered through the Virginia Department of Health and you’re in Phase 2 in the Blue Ridge Health District, you will be able to get your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as early as Monday, April 12.
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 head of the Blue Ridge Health District is making a promise: if you’re in Phase 1a or Phase 1b for receiving a vaccination for the coronavirus, then you will know within days when your appointment can be set.