Rachel Knapp was born and raised in Austin, Texas but she’s excited to be in the Land of Enchantment.
Rachel followed the footsteps of legendary journalist, Walter Cronkite, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in broadcast journalism. During her time there, she was able to cheer on her longhorns from the sidelines as a dancer with the Texas Pom Squad.
She knew journalism was for her during her internship with Fox News Austin where she got to shadow veteran reporters and photographers. Rachel had arguably the coolest internship, ever: she interned with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders while they filmed their hit TV show, “Making the Team: The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders”.
But before Rachel jumped into her career, she moved to Paris, France for a year and was a nanny to triplet boys. You’ll often hear her speaking in French. She traveled to many countries, including: Iceland, Hungary, Ireland, Germany and Italy.
Rachel began her career with KXII in Sherman, Texas. She covered high profile stories, including a federal investigation against Dr. Howard Gregg Diamond, a pain management doctor. But Rachel’s most notable story that gained national and international attention was her investigation of a newly hired police chief, Bart Alsbrook, and his links to Neo-Nazi websites, groups and documentaries.
If you have a news tip or a story, send Rachel an email! You can catch most of her reports on the 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekday shows.