Rachel Yonkunas joined WTVY in December 2012. She grew up in a small town in Connecticut, but went south to pursue her career in journalism. Rachel attended the University of Tampa and graduated Cum Laude in May 2012.
Prior to coming to the Wiregrass, Rachel interned at Tampa Bay’s Fox 13 Station for one year. She worked closely with the consumer and education reporters. During her internship, Rachel covered a variety of stories including the Casey Anthony Trial and budget cuts that hit all Florida universities.
When she’s not reporting, Rachel enjoys exercising, reading, and skiing. She loves spending time with her family as well as meeting new people. If you have a story idea for Rachel or any questions, feel free to email her at email@example.com.
|Just The Facts|
|Birthday? October 3||Hometown? Bolton, CT|
|Alma Mater? University of Tampa||Number of kids? zero|
|Number of siblings? 1 amazing sister named Nicole||Number of pets (and names)? Sadly, my collie passed|
|When did you join WTVY? December 2012||What's the word that best describes WTVY? Instrumental|
|What's the best thing in the Wiregrass? Friendly community and southern food||What scares you? Spiders, big birds, and deer...|
|What are your hobbies? Skiing, boxing, reading, being with family||If you could only watch one TV program, what would it be? Friends. I could watch it over and over.|
|Who is your favorite actor/actress? Robert De Niro or Johnny Depp. Bet you didn't see that coming.||What is your favorite movie? Anything adventurous|
|What movie do you never want to see again? Any movie involving ghosts||What toys did you play with as a child? My little pony!|
|As a child, what did you want to be? I'm sure a superhero.||Do you embrace technology or run away from it? Embrace it, of course|
|Do you text message? Hang on I just got a text...okay, what was that?||What/who's on your iPod? Everything you can imagine|
|What or who was your last Google? Probably a salmon recipe||Do you have any hidden talents? Well if I told you, then they wouldn't be hidden...|
|What's your guilty pleasure? Two complete opposites: celebrity magazines & economics||Dream Vacation? Italy|