Rachel Yonkunas joined News10 ABC as a general assignment reporter in April 2014. She’s covered a wide range of stories for the station, including the rollout of New York’s medical marijuana law, controversial implementation of common core, the capture of escaped convicts from a New York maximum security prison, and nearly every major storm that swept the Capital Region in 2014 and 2015.
Before coming to the Empire State, the Connecticut native reported at a CBS affiliate in Alabama. Her first major assignment made national news when a man held a child hostage in an underground bunker for six days. She also stepped in for the Executive Producer as needed, and filled in on the anchor desk.
In 2013, Rachel covered international news in a special week-long report about foreign policy between the U.S. and China. She traveled to China and Hong Kong to cover business summits on direct foreign investment and reported on economic relations between Southeast municipalities and their Chinese counterparts.
Rachel graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications at the University of Tampa.