Rachel Ausman

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Rachel grew up in Menomonie, WI and attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to play on the women’s Titan Tennis team. She transferred to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2014 and graduated in May 2018 with a degree in Communication Studies/Digital Media and a minor in Philosophy.

She is the youngest of three, and her parents have been married for nearly 40 years.

Rachel worked as a PA at News 8 Now for a year and says she happily accepted a producing position on the news team because of the experience and room for growth at our station.

Favorite band – Typhoon, Mura Masa, Crywolf
Favorite movie – Coraline
Personal motto or quote that inspires you – There are no right choices, only choices.
What sports team are you a big fan of? – Naomi Osaka
Favorite food – Spaghetti
Pizza: Sausage, pepperoni or everything on it? Everything but mushrooms and olives.


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