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Rachel covers local news including arts & culture and education. She's a 2012 graduate of the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois Springfield. While working toward that degree Rachel spent a semester covering the legislature for WUIS and Illinois Public Radio.
She cut her teeth in radio in 2011 by interning for the National Public Radio program Tell Me More with Michel Martin in Washington DC. Her reports have also appeared on NPR's Weekend Edition, NPR's All Things Considered, NPR's Morning Edition, and WorkingNow.org.
Rachel welcomes listeners to email her with tips on potential local stories.