Rachel writes and reports for WBUR newscasts and produces a midday national newscast. Before joining WBUR, she was a reporter for the Vineyard Gazette on Martha’s Vineyard.
Most recently, Rachel helped launch a line of solar thermal devices at the South Boston-based renewable energy startup Practical Solar, Inc. Rachel has also worked as a Vatican City tour guide and Roman pub crawl guide. In 2007, she bought a 27-foot sailboat, “Barbarella,” and embarked on a 3,000-mile, seven-month voyage. She continued to live aboard the boat on Boston Harbor until December 2009.
Rachel has a degree in journalism and mass communication from New York University, where she was a staff writer for school’s daily paper, the Washington Square News. She credits her hometown paper, the Canton Citizen, for giving her her first newspaper job at age 17 and sparking her interest in journalism.
Rachel lives in Allston, where she enjoys refrigeration, hot running water and sleeping on a real mattress.
BOSTON — Veterans’ issues took center stage Saturday at rallies for both U.S. Senate candidates in Massachusetts.
BOSTON — Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has launched a public information campaign aimed largely at immigrants who do not know their rights as tenants.
BOSTON — According to 24-year-old Frank Mahoney Burroughs, the problems started after he converted to Sikhism while working at an AutoZone in Everett in 2009.
BOSTON — Numbers provided by the library show the number of e-books it lends out each month has doubled, from 6,639 in February to 13,554 in September.
BOSTON — Some Boston-area doctors are concerned that a new prenatal test for Down syndrome will lead to a rise in abortions.
BOSTON — The state Appeals Court has overturned the conviction of a Lowell woman who, along with her husband, had been found guilty of drugging, raping and beating their four sons.
BOSTON — An analysis published in the journal MassBenchmarks says demand for products and services in the state’s high-tech sector is flattening.
BOSTON — A new federal report finds fishing revenue in the Northeast is being concentrated in the hands of fewer and fewer fishermen.
WBUR’s Rachel Rohr was living 10 blocks from ground zero on Sept. 11. She retells the experience through photos she quickly captured.
BOSTON — The chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe testified before Congress Tuesday in favor of two bills that could make it easier for the tribe to get land for a future casino.