Rachael was born and raised in a small town in western New York, just south of Rochester. She grew up under feet of snow every winter, which is where her early interest in weather came from. After high school determined to experience severe weather, she headed 1,000 miles west to Iowa State University where she earned a bachelor's degree in meteorology.
Her media career started in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she worked at the ABC affiliate for two years. She covered several severe weather outbreaks and winter storms while there. Her career then took her to South Carolina, where she spent several months learning to forecast tropical systems and even experienced a few winter storms during her time in the south. Rachael says snow in the southeast is a whole different kind of winter than she's ever experienced.
Rachael is excited to experience all the Northstate has to offer. She enjoys kayaking, hiking and the outdoors, and she has ran four half marathons. Fun fact, Rachael has an identical twin who also works in TV!
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