Rachel Schneider joined the team at WDBJ7 in April 2021.
Born and raised in Southeast Michigan, Rachel's aspirations in news were sparked in high school while shadowing the reporters and anchors at WXYZ Channel 7 Action News in Detroit.
She would later graduate from the University of Toledo in May of 2019, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Media Communication and Legal Specialties, while also producing live sports television for ESPN part-time.
After college, Rachel worked as a Multimedia Journalist and fill-in anchor at WTVG 13abc Action News in Toledo, Ohio.
Off-camera, Rachel loves performing on stage in local theatre productions and has studied acting at Jeff Daniel's Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, Michigan. Her favorite past roles include Elle Woods in Legally Blonde and Cinderella in Into the Woods.
When she gets the chance, Rachel enjoys attending concerts, playing guitar, watching movies, and spending time outdoors with her family.
If you have any story ideas, Netflix recommendations, or cute pictures of your pets, send them Rachel’s way!