Rachel Vadaj

Rachel Vadaj is an Assignment Desk Editor, Web Producer and occasional Field Producer for Cleveland 19. Hailing from Concord, Ohio but a born and raised Clevelander, she is ecstatic to report in her hometown and dream city. Prior to joining the Cleveland 19 News team, Rachel graduated from John Carroll University in 2017 with Cum Laude honors and as a member of the National Communications Honor Society Lambda Pi Eta, and the National Jesuit Honor Society Alpha Sigma Nu. At college, she was a Reporter, Host, Entertainment Producer, the first female Sports Director/Producer and the first female President of the campus news organization, JCTV. Rachel was also a reporter for a local high school football television show in Cleveland. Outside of the studio, she was a multiple-award winning journalist for Odyssey and the student newspaper The Carroll News. Rachel believes in hard hitting, soul searching, truth telling reporting that finds the untold facts, seeks to bring justice, and spotlights the everyday heroes in our world. This is why she sets forth to find and tell the "Google-Proof" that you can't find anywhere else, because it has never before been told by anyone else. Aside from reporting, Rachel’s other love is for dance. Her first job was as a ballerina for Ballet San Jose’s The Nutcracker before dancing with the Radio City Rockettes for three years at Radio City Music Hall. Rachel took her dance career’s final bow as the Captain of the John Carroll University Dance Team. As a passionate animal advocate, Rachel is creating a foundation called Rachel's Rescues that will promote the care, safety, and protection of all companion animals, and especially the adoption of companion pets by working with animal advocate groups, shelters, and humane societies.

Recent Articles by Rachel

Cleveland State University announces game schedule changes for weekend weather

Akron fatal hit-skip crash suspect surrenders to authorities

Shaker Heights police looking to identify person of interest in parking lot hit-skip spree

Cleveland City Council mourns murder of Polish Sister City Mayor

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame offering free admission to any furloughed government employee

Cleveland man pleads guilty to killing ex-girlfriend, putting body in garbage can

Stouffer’s providing free meal to federal workers in Cleveland area affected by the shutdown

Cleveland Indians Tribe Fest 2019 hits it out of the park

Cleveland Indians Tribe Fest 2019

South Euclid teen calls police on father for taking away her phone

Snow emergency declared for several Ohio counties

Free furnace giveaway seeks to help Northeast Ohio resident

Tribe Fest 2019 packed with activities for all ages will be the biggest yet

North Royalton house engulfed in flames (video)

Punch Bowl Social offering discounts to federal employees during shutdown

Cleveland Police release new information on fatal East Side grocery store shooting

Wooster High School seniors surprise teachers on cold, snowy day

Wooster seniors surprised their teachers on cold, snowy day

Canton Police searching for teen missing for months

Lago East Bank offering free meals to federal employees during government shutdown