Born and raised in Austin, Texas!
Following the great news anchor Walter Cronkite, I attended the University of Texas. During my undergraduate studies, I got an internship at Fox News Austin. That reporting internship reaffirmed my interest and dreams of working in broadcast news.
Before I jumped into my journalism career, I was a "fille au pair", nanny, to triplet boys in a neighborhood outside of Paris, France.
My first reporter gig was for KXII in Sherman, Texas. I would also fill-in as an anchor.
Currently, I am a reporter for KRQE News 13 based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am the station's legislative reporter and when the legislature is not in session, I am a general assignment reporter covering everything from local politics, human interest and investigative pieces.
I earned my master's degree in international relations from Norwich University in June 2021. I wanted to get my master's in this field to help expand my knowledge of foreign policy. My concentration was on U.S. foreign policy and Africa. I researched corruption issues impacting Africa and analyzed any loopholes African states could fix to help prevent corruption such as bribery, money laundering and election fraud.
I love journalism more than anything and I'm thankful to be living out my dream each day.
I pitch, edit and video my stories. I make valuable connections with state, local and other community leaders. I can quickly respond to breaking news and ad lib at the scene. I seek out stories that will benefit viewers about current events around them.
My work has sparked federal investigations and uncovered truths about dealings that have an impact on the community and the state.
Rachel Knapp TV News Reporter Reel. Contact information in reel.
Rachel Knapp is the lead legislative reporter. She has covered several New Mexico legislative sessions, special sessions, political rallies, presidential visits and vice presidential visits. She understands politics and how to effectively cover it as a journalist.
Breaking news reporting. Legislative reporting. General assignment reporting. Enterprise reporting. Familiar with Avid NewsCutter editing. ENPS. Social media presence. Interviewing skills.
KRQE News 13
Multi-Media Journalist/State Legislative Reporter
Reporter/MMJ covering general news and the New Mexico legislature
July 2018- Present
KXII News 12
Covering general news assignments for the Texas and Oklahoma DMAs
August 2016- July 2018
Fille Au Pair
Governess, creator of AuPairedUp.com
English lessons and daily care for triplet boys
August 2015- August 2016
Managed all social media accounts for Globe Aware volunteer vacations
September 2014- August 2015
Master of Arts, International Relations
Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Journalism
University of Texas
Certificate A2, French language
La Clef, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Cloud Dancers volunteer
Therapeutic horseback riding program
July 2019 - Present
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
May - August 2013
University of Texas dance team