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.


Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region announces new Exec. Director

Hearts in the Park: The health fair that started small and grew into something bigger

La Crosse Loggers: Zero positive COVID-19 cases traced back to Copeland Park

Loggers Baseball Club celebrates a successful, safe 2020 season

Pearl Street Brewery’s “Who Gives A Fest” bringing live music back to La Crosse

How to purchase your tickets, support local businesses, and enjoy live music

Winona Area Public Schools to reopen under hybrid model

UPDATE: Two missing children located in Clark County

Drive-thru event offers Wisconsin State Fair favorites

A chance to cheer on our local graduates

Upcoming car parades, celebrations in our area

No Limits: Ability Awareness Week – Overcoming obastacles

No Limits: Ability Awareness Week – Living the Dream

A look back at our incredible community of all abilities

No Limits: Ability Awareness Week – Forming the ‘Committee for Citizens with Disabilities’

A look back at our incredible community of all abilities

Retailers to begin mask requirements Monday

Where are you required to wear a mask?

No Limits: Ability Awareness Week – Adaptive bikes for kids

A look back at our incredible community of all abilities

Wisconsin teen uses GoFundMe to raise money for new prosthetic

Trempealeau community gets creative with Catfish Days

Goat yoga: the latest health fad and local escape

Mississippi Valley Conservancy launches virtual Kickapoo Caverns series

GOP holds state convention in Green Bay, political expert weighs in on Trump’s re-election

Authorities searching for missing woman from Viola area

Saint Mary’s University adds nursing program, state-of-the-art classrooms

Between the Herons: ‘Art Market’ coming to Main Street Plaza

Board of Park Commissioners unanimously approves Art Market to help struggling local artists

La Crosse Board of Education discusses future of SROs, police department funding

School Resource Officers have been with the district since 1993

Employee at senior living community in Sparta tests positive for COVID-19

Food and supply drive in La Crosse supports devastated Minneapolis community

How you can help, where and what to donate

Mayo Clinic Health System to reopen Holmen Clinic, Respiratory Clinic

Nursing homes with COVID-19 outbreaks named in Wisconsin

Full list of nursing homes in link at the bottom of article

Wes Tank, a Milwaukee artist bringing raps and rhymes in trying times

Tank introduces Dr. Suess to Dr. Dre for a mash-up you won't forget!

TRAFFIC ALERT: All lanes now clear on Hwy 93, German Coulee Rd

Coronavirus HQ: Interview with Jen Rombalski, La Crosse County Health Department

Stay at Home Restrictions, COVID-19 Myths, Supply Shortages

Coronavirus Headquarters: Community Changes, 3/20/20

Coronavirus Headquarters: Community Closings (3/19)

Miller Park stadium tax set to end after 23 years

How to communicate with your political opposite

Students compete in 2020 Regional Spelling Bee

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes visits farm near Coon Valley

La Crosse County Board candidates removed from spring ballot

Citizen’s Prosecution Program: Lessons on Criminal Justice for the Community

DA Tim Gruenke teaches class about local prosecution