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Rachel Frank

Rachel Frank is FOX61’s Emmy award-winning chief meteorologist. You can catch her forecasts on the FOX61 News at 4, 5, 10 and 11 p.m.
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Rachel Frank is FOX61’s  Emmy award-winning chief meteorologist. You can catch her forecasts on the FOX61 News at 4, 5, 10 and 11 p.m.

Rachel graduated with honors from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology and a focus on forecasting. She joined FOX61 in October 2008 and was promoted to Chief Meteorologist in March 2019.

Before joining FOX61, Rachel worked in Allentown and Erie, Pennsylvania. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.

Rachel caught the weather "bug" in middle school after completing a science project about clouds.

“The weather in Connecticut never ceases to amaze me,” says Rachel.  "This is one of the only regions in the country that gets almost every type of severe weather. Tornadoes, hurricanes, nor’easters, heat waves, cold snaps, flooding…the Nutmeg State gets it all!” 

Forecasting the weather isn’t just a job for Rachel. It’s her passion.

Working in Connecticut for the last seven years, Rachel has covered many historic events, including Superstorm Sandy and Irene. But she says her favorite storm was the blizzard of February 8-9, 2013. “I remember watching the radar at 3 a.m. during the height of the event wide awake thinking, ‘this is a 100-year event. We may never live to see another storm like it.’” Sure enough, Connecticut got crushed. Some towns received over 3 feet of snow.

Rachel loves being a mom and enjoys spending time with her husband and two little ones! She also loves hiking, biking, scuba diving, snowboarding, traveling and eating out.