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

More students applying to UVA than previous years

JBD Event Catering & Soul Food helping to feed those in need every Friday

UVA Health helping Blue Ridge Health District with its COVID-19 vaccination efforts

UVA doctors working toward a therapy for patients with a form of heart failure

  Mega Millions prize soars to $750 million

  Small businesses in Albemarle Co. shifting gears to make it through the pandemic

UVA law professor discusses the significance of President Trump’s second impeachment

Deadline extended for Charlottesville COVID-19 Municipal Utility Relief Program

  BRHD trying to speed up COVID-19 vaccinations in greater-Charlottesville area

  UVA Miller Center puts the U.S. Capitol riot into perspective

  Region Ten helping people cope after violence erupted in D.C.

  CPD weighs in violence that occurred inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6

  UVA Health managing surge of COVID-19 cases

  McGuffey Art Center accepting applications for artists to rent free workspace

  ACPS teachers helping students process the violence that erupted in the Capitol

  UVA law professors explain what the 25th Amendment means

  Some Charlottesville-area restaurants hibernating for the winter to survive COVID-19

  Blue Ridge Health District’s COVID vaccination clinic opens its doors Wednesday morning

  UVA Health doctor breaks down the different COVID-19 vaccine phases

  Blue Ridge Health District begins to vaccinate EMS workers

  COVID-19 vaccine clinic expected to open in former Kmart parking lot Jan. 6

  TJHD to start vaccinating more frontline workers Jan. 4

  People in Charlottesville area frustrated by delays in postal service

  Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport experiencing uptick in travelers

  Group in Charlottesville is helping pay for people’s prescriptions

  TJHD increasing COVID-19 testing capacity

  Donations needed more than ever at Goodwill stores

  Albemarle County offering free Christmas tree recycling

  Salvation Army feeding people in need on Christmas Day

  CPD remembrance tree honors officers who have passed away in the line of duty