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Rachel graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in broadcast journalism. After graduation she worked for various talk TV programs including the Bethenny Show and the Dr. Oz Show as a production assistant in New York City. Rachel has been in Chicago for the past three years and worked at WFLD – the Fox affiliate there. She was a sales assistant as well as interned for the morning news program – Good Day Chicago with the morning meteorologist. Rachel is studied at Mississippi State University where she received a certification in meteorology. Rachel is originally from the Nutmeg State and is very excited to return home. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, going on walks with her dog. She also enjoy traveling, reading, going to the movies and creating music playlists for every occasion.

Recent Articles
  • Ucal McKenzie Breakaway Foundation Clinic in Hartford

    HARTFORD —  Defending against the heat, kids at the Ucal McKenzie Breakaway Foundation clinic making a fast break to the water stand. The foundation was started 10-years-ago in Boston by Suzanne McKenzie after she lost her husband, Ucal. Ucal passed away of sudden cardiac arrest on the field when he was playing a game. He was very involved with the city youth and soccer. The goal is to empower kids to step off the sidelines and into the score box. […]

  • It’s going to be hot in the coming days and here’s how you can stay cool

    HARTFORD —  It’s going to be hot, hot, hot around here in the state in the coming days. Cities across the state are opening cooling centers to help residents who are most vulnerable. Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, the Mayor of Bristol explaining “we feel that the role of government is to protect those most vulnerable here in Bristol those include the young the elderly as well as those that are in apartment housing that may not have the ability to cool themselves […]

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of a new apartment complex in Hartford

    HARTFORD —   A seven year project is nearly finished. The first phase of the $50 million Willow Creek Apartment is now complete and the apartments are now move-in ready. The project replaces the 1950’s – Era Bowles Park housing complex that was falling down. Bowles Park had 410 units but only 70 residents were living in Bowles Park prior to the demolition and rebuild. Those residents were relocated but will be some of the first to move back in to […]

  • Shelton dog missing since Wednesday, owners asking for help

    SHELTON —  What started out as a celebration quickly turned into a nightmare for this Connecticut family. John, Aimee, their two daughters and their one year old bulldog, Charlie, were attending the fireworks in Shelton on July third, when Charlie got spooked by the fireworks. He managed to slip out of his harness and run away from his owners and has not been seen since. The family is devastated. “You know we love him so much he’s a big part […]

  • Firework safety during the holiday

    HARTFORD —  Fireworks are a symbol during the Fourth of July weekend, but if used improperly they can cause serious harm and/or damage to you and your property. The Connecticut State Police demonstrating Tuesday afternoon the proper way to light and dispose of the fireworks. Detective Paul Makuc from the state police explaining “only use CT legal fireworks, if you do use those follow manufacture instructions we recommend when lighting these items you place them on a noncombustible surface light […]

  • Cleanup underway after weekend storms caused damages across Fairfield County

    WESTPORT —  Sherwood Island State Park is set to reopen Tuesday morning after the park sustained damages from strong to severe storms that swept across Fairfield county this past weekend. Roughly 15 trees had been effected and there was a small fire at the park close to one of the building which was caused by downed wires. It affected a very small area and crews were out early assessing and taking care of the damages on the grounds. FOX61’s Rachel […]

  • WEATHER WATCH: Scattered strong storms possible midday/early afternoon

    After an a couple active weather days things finally start to improve for the start of the week. Monday looks great with highs in the mid 80s, low humidity will set the stage for a great summer day. Tuesday during the day it dry and warm. But pre-dawn could feature a few light showers. By Wednesday we’re bringing by that summer heat! It will be possible to hit 90 degrees on the 4th! By the weekend we are watching for […]

  • Newtown family aims to help people who suffer from illness and disabilities

    NEWTOWN – The Delgado family from Newtown, CT is trying to make lives a little sweeter for folks who suffer from illnesses and disabilities. Daniela Delgado, her mom, Janine and dad, Nemo created Daniela’s Little Wish when she was just four years old. Both Daniela and her mom suffer from a rare and severe genetic bleeding disorder and a connective tissue disorder. But it seems they’ve found the perfect ingredients in the kitchen. Daniela’s mission is to spread joy and […]

  • WorkinCT #CTConfident: Telefunken

    SOUTH WINDSOR — Just 18 years ago, Telefunken, a brand that has been heard around the world for decades, was re-born right here in Connecticut. Telefunken has a rich history; it started in Germany back in the 1900s before going out of business in the late 70s/early 80s. Toni Fishman, CEO and Owner, and Connecticut native saw the opportunity to bring Telefunken over to the states in 1998. If the brand isn’t familiar to you, the artists who have used […]

  • Summer fun not impacted on Farmington River following foam spill

    FARMINGTON — While a foam spill may be impacting life on the Farmington River in Windsor,  Farmington River Tubing wants people to know their summer activities aren’t canceled. The foam spill, which happened last week, was located in the Windsor area of the river, but Farmington River Tubing’s home base is in New Hartford, in the upper portion of the river. The company is worried that the news of the spill will impact businesses along the river that are nowhere […]

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