Rachel Slavik

Rachel Slavik joined the WCCO team in October of 2010 and is thrilled to be back in her hometown. Rachel spent three years in the sweltering heat of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She anchored, produced, and reported at WVLA. During her time in the Deep South, she covered Hurricane Gustav, the BP oil spill, and on the weekends, tried to master the art of southern cooking.
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VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2010
Hometown: Mound, Minnesota
Alma Mater: University of Wisconsin-Madison

FAVORITES
Music: Classic rock
Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
TV Show: Anything by Shonda Rhimes
Author/Book: Gillian Flynn is pretty good. Fave book is Green Eggs and Ham
Food: Cheeseburger
Local Restaurant: Hola Arepa
Hidden MN Gem: Northern Waters Smokehaus in Duluth
Sport/Exercise: Hockey and running
Historical Figure: Eleanor Roosevelt
Famous Minnesotan: Zach Parise
Quote: “When someone shows you their true colors, believe them the first time.” – Oprah Winfrey
Word: Basic
Vacation Spot: Anywhere with a beach
Holiday: New Year’s
Planet: Earth

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Instagram
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Phone Call
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Plastic, for doggie doo bags
Morning Person or Night Person? Morning
East Coast or West Coast? West
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Grey Duck

Rachel Slavik joined the WCCO team in October of 2010 and is thrilled to be back in her hometown.

Rachel spent three years in the sweltering heat of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She anchored, produced, and reported at WVLA. During her time in the Deep South, she covered Hurricane Gustav, the BP oil spill, and on the weekends, tried to master the art of southern cooking.

Prior to that, she worked at KBJR in Duluth. There, she learned that you’ve never truly experienced winter until you’ve spent a cold January night in Embarrass, Minn.

In her spare time, you’ll find Rachel training for a marathon or half marathon, cooking and spending time with her dog, Butters.

If you have a story idea, send it her way.

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