Since August of 2020, Rachel is the Director of Public Relations at Chicken N Pickle and is responsible for media relations, marketing, sponsorship and social media for all six locations across Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. She also emcees charity functions, fashion shows, or community events, as well as running a lifestyle blog with her sister-in-law, titled GraceAndRachel.com.
She made the career switch after four years as a morning anchor and reporter for an ABC affiliate in Kansas City, MO. Rachel was live on-air from 4:30-9:00AM every Monday - Friday reporting on local stories, breaking news, hosting live in-studio interviews and satellite interviews. She was also the station's reporter for special assignments such as The Country Music Association Awards, CW Press Junket and Kansas City Chiefs home and away games.
In March of 2015, she became the first full-time reporter for Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E) and Fox Sports Southwest. Rachel covered the NBA San Antonio Spurs, WNBA Stars, AHL Rampage and NBA G-League Austin Spurs, along with the team's corresponding websites. Throughout the season and during the playoffs, she co-hosted a segment of the pregame and postgame show on Fox Sports Southwest. She also reported from the sidelines and throughout the AT&T Center during the games. On a daily basis, she produced video updates for Spurs.com, a weekly social media segment, 'Social Spotlight,' and interviewed current and former players, coaches, celebrities, and community members. Rachel also covered the NBA All-Star Game and NBA Summer League for the team. She was the spokesperson for local news stations and SS&E commercial spots, as well as the emcee for many of SS&E's sponsorship events or community activities.
2012 - 2015
Prior to her time in the NBA, Rachel was a full-time reporter in the NFL for three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. She was the sideline reporter for the team's preseason games on CBS, as well as the host of the TV series 'Chiefs Red and Gold' and the co-host of the pregame show 'Hy-Vee Chiefs Insider.' Both shows aired weekly on CBS across five states. Rachel wrote for chiefs.com daily, emceed events and covered Chiefs community activities. She hosted and produced two web-series, 'Arrowhead Update' and 'Twitter Q&A,' which featured interviews with Chiefs players, coaching staff or ambassadors.
During her time with the Chiefs, Rachel also worked as a spokesperson for Silpada Design's, a jewelry company based in Kansas City. She appeared in their commercials and their social media advertising.
2009 - 2012
Rachel received her degree in broadcast journalism at the University of Oklahoma. She was a member of the OU Rowing team, a part of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, and heavily involved at Gaylord College. She was able to gain live anchor experience through the weekly sports show, 'OUr Sports,' which aired live throughout the state, and she was the weekly entertainment reporter for' OU Nightly.' Rachel was also able to travel abroad for a summer in Europe through Gaylord College, visiting international broadcasting stations. During her senior year, she got hands on experience in the broadcasting world and worked at an NBC station, KFOR, as a writer and editor in Oklahoma City. In 2010, she was named to the OU Athletic Honor Roll and in 2011 made the OU Dean's List.