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 restaurants gearing up for Fridays After Five crowd

BRHD: 60% of adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

  Virginia DMV adding in-person appointment slots

  Infectious disease doctor awarded for his work during the pandemic at UVA

  BRHD hitting the road with mobile health clinic

Muralists making the walls at UVA’s psychiatry unit a bit brighter

  Charlottesville working to protect trees from emerald ash borer

  Terry McAuliffe meets with voters in downtown Charlottesville

New school for young students set to open in Crozet

  ACPD focusing on traffic safety and mental health awareness

  ACPD implementing use of body-worn cameras for officers

  JMRL back on track with minimum restrictions

  Charlottesville, Nelson Co. breweries supporting nature trails

  Charlottesville organization trying to combat drug addiction and poverty

  Charlottesville organizations bringing COVID-19 vaccines to people’s homes

  Honoring the fallen in Albemarle Co. this Memorial Day

  Denver Riggleman reflects on this Memorial Day

  Postpartum depression awareness group creates Charlottesville chapter

  One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Albemarle County

Traffic Alert near Blufton Road due to a crash

  BRAFB providing healthy foods for patients with diabetes in Augusta Co.

  Nelson 151 businesses looking forward to a busy weekend

  World War II veteran reflects on his career as a pilot

  UVA Cancer Center hosting book discussion for caregivers

  UVA alum working to make businesses more accessible to everyone

  Charlottesville still needs to hire more lifeguards

  BRHD: Lowest rates of new COVID-19 infections since beginning of the pandemic

Charlottesville nonprofit helping folks find jobs in restaurant industry

Charlottesville’s Violet Crown reopens to the general public

  Senator Mark Warner reintroducing the Rural Jobs Act