Rachel Vadaj

Rachel Vadaj

Assignment Desk Editor / Digital Content Producer / Traffic Reporter

Cleveland, Ohio

Rachel Vadaj is an Assignment Desk Editor, Digital Content Producer, Traffic Reporter, and Cleveland Now host for 19 News. 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 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.

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

No new deaths, but Cleveland surpasses 6,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases after 44 more reported in city

No new deaths, but 45 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland range in age from under 10 to over 100-years-old

No new deaths, but teen among 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but teen among 25 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but infant among 49 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland in last 48 hours

No new deaths, but 22 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but 35 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but child among 22 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but teen among 25 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but teen among 18 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but child among 45 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland in last 48 hours

No new deaths, but 25 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but child among 29 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but child among 36 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but infant among 24 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but 21 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but 12 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but 13 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but 10 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but 16 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but 9 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but child among 16 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but 17 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but child among 23 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but toddler among 17 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but infant among 16 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but 16 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but 20 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but 13 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

No new deaths, but 16 more confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in Cleveland

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