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A native New Yorker, Rachel Lutzker first came to Connecticut to attend the University of Hartford. While there she began interning at KISS 95.7 and decided to make a career in media. You can hear her each morning on iHeartMedia Connecticut stations providing up-to-date traffic reports AND on the drive home each workday on The River 105.9.

Rachel’s career has included stops at WCBS New York as traffic reporter, WFSB-TV and now WTIC-TV.

Rachel has three children, a beautiful daughter and two rambunctious little boys. She enjoys spending her free time with her family. She also enjoys Bikram Yoga, skiing, running, traveling , shopping and entertaining at home.

Recent Articles
  • Daytrippers: take a haunted tour of Mystic with Seaside Shadows

    MYSTIC —  When the sun sets in Mystic, the spirits rise especially this time of year. The picturesque village of Mystic is lined by shops, restaurants and the famous drawbridge by day but carries some haunted American history at night, just leave it to the guides at seaside shadows. View this post on Instagram The Full Moon approaches to make this October weekend even more frightening as the veil thins between the living and the dead. It's the perfect time […]

  • Daytrippers: Mark Twain House & Museum

    HARTFORD —  The year was 1874 and Samuel Clemens, otherwise known as Mark Twain moved his family to Farmington Avenue in Hartford. They would spend the next 17 years where Mark Twain went on to write some of his most well-known novels. Now designated a national historic landmark, you can tour the three-floor, 25 room, 11,500 sq ft home. While most people go on a general tour of the house, which takes about an hour, there’s a special tour offered […]

  • Daytrippers: Husky Heritage Sports Museum

    There’s no shortage of Husky Pride at the Husky Heritage Sports Museum right on the UCONN campus at Storrs, where sports fans can spend the day reliving some of their shining moments and take a trip down memory lane. “We have 23 national championships in for sports and all of the 23 teams are depicted here starting with the 1948 Men’s Soccer team” says Tim Tolokon. It’s not only all about basketball, the UCONN Huskies are champions both on, and […]

  • Daytrippers: 20,000 square feet of spooky fun and hometown pride at monster

    BETHEL —  20,000 square feet of spooky fun and hometown pride at monster mini golf in Bethel. “[Danbury] is Hat City so all of the artwork is hat themed so on all of the monsters they are eating hats. We try and stay true to the local area,” said Mark Barra. High above the 18 hole mini golf course is a challenge of another kind. There’s a ropes course with 15 different elements to get your blood pumping. If you […]

  • Daytrippers: Sports Center of Connecticut

    From the cages to the ice to the links at the Sports Center of Connecticut there’s no shortage of games to play. “People love coming here because there’s something for everyone to do” says Kelly Marchitto. “They come because they hear about the driving range then they come over and they end up doing the arcade or bowling they come for a round of mini-golf and the end of ice-skating or playing laser tag.” It is a very unique facility […]

  • Daytrippers: Rose’s Berry Farm

    Take your pick! From berrys to apples! This place is bursting with fresh fruit ripe for the pickin’ right here in Glastonbury at Rose’s Berry Farm. “Pick your own strawberries, here I think we have 6 acres, back at the main farm {there’s] 10 acres of pick your own blueberries, and a couple acres of raspberries and three to four of apples” says Mark Sanderson. Grab your baskets because Raspberry picking is underway and blueberry picking is starting to ramp up, […]

  • Daytrippers: East Granby vineyard allows dogs, features wine slushees, hops-infused wine

    EAST GRANBY — Brignole vineyards is a wine getaway in the heart of East Granby. “When we opened we said we wanted to be friendly to families so we asked that you bring your children, you can bring your food, you can bring your dogs and puppies as long as on a leash and well behaved, everyone is welcome” says Owner Tim Brignole. There is plenty to choose from, with a tasting for $10 for six wines including: 10 red […]

  • Daytrippers: Dinosaur State Park

    ROCKY HILL — it’s like Jurassic Park in our own backyard. This Daytripper takes you back in time. 200 million years back, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, here in Rocky Hill. “Dinosaur State park was discovered in 1966. it was actually a complete accident when they found fossil footprints as they were digging to put in a building foundation. They dug down to this layer of bedrock and found the footprints” said Dr. Allison Goff. Inside the dome, they have […]

  • Daytrippers: The Wine Press

    Sip…savor…and start your adventure in winemaking, at the wine press in North Haven…where this Daytripper can actually become a recurring daytrip for you and your wine loving friends throughout the year. It starts by people coming in and trying our wine and seeing what they like to make and when they come back in we have their grapes ready to crush. At The Wine Press, they have two seasons. A California season which starts in September and a Chilean season […]

  • Daytrippers: White Memorial Conservation Center

    Getting outdoors and enjoying what our state has to offer is easy in the northwest corner of Connecticut,  thanks to a pair of distinguished Litchfield residents, brother and sister Alain and May White, who preserved nearly 9,000 acres of land back in the early 1900’s. “It’s the largest wildlife sanctuary privately held in the state of Connecticut 4000 acres of open space 40 miles of hiking trails campgrounds” says Gerri Griswold. The White Memorial Conservation Center Museum is full of […]

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