As a traffic and weather reporter Rachel helps you navigate the traffic landscape so you can get there sooner.
A newbie to the team we stole Rachel from our sister company Beat the Traffic where she was a traffic presenter and gridlock specialist. Rachel joined the "family" in 2011 as a news writer but quickly showed her on camera affinity and broadcast prowess. Since the age of 12 Rachel has been telling friends and family she wanted to be a presenter and started volunteering at Rogers TV as a weather and field reporter.
Rachel holds an Honours BA in Broadcast Journalism from Wilfrid Laurier and a Videography degree from Conestoga College.
What does Rachel love about the weather?
I love the change of seasons. There is something magical as crisp red leaves turn into snowy branches then bud into spring and summer beauty. I love all the Canadian seasons, I think winter can overstay its welcome but it makes the warm spring air that much sweeter.
I also love how weather surrounds many Canadian conversations. We all feel the need to comment on the bitter cold, which sparks conversations with complete strangers. Weather gives us a platform to connect with people.
- Rachel has a tiny dog named Rainbow (aww)
- She has a twin brother (and no not identical)
- Bitten by the travel bug Rachel’s favourite places have been to Malta, the Grand Canyon and Mykonos
Employees getting fit together
Can I take my winter tires off yet?
Aftermath of the epic snowfall in Terrace, BC
The first day of spring in Terrace, BC
Bringing people out of Winter Hibernation
Myth: Frigid winter bad for maple syrup
McMaster U's connection to the Toronto Zoo
Real, and spectacular
Save the wine! Here's how
Trip of a lifetime
First half marathon in torrential rains
Warm weather and kidney stones
Planning for climate change
The man who beat melanoma several times
March travel chaos: Was weather to blame?
Casualty of winter
Don't trade your winter tires just yet
Southern Ontario: Dicey February commutes
Toronto Auto Show: A recap
Clear your car, or pay up
Heading to the Winter Games?
How bad were GTA roads in January?
Riding in cars with dogs
The Road Less Traveled...the HOV
That's the Law?
What causes traffic?
Switching lanes to beat traffic: The illusion of getting ahead