Growing up right outside of Chicago and going to many IceHogs games, Raquel is no stranger to the Rockford area. Her passion for working in television began as soon as she could talk, asking questions about anything and everything, often driving her family crazy. To this day, not much has changed. She went to DePaul University where she began pursuing her passion for TV news. Raquel interned for Fox Chicago, Comcast SportsNet, LEX18 News, ABC 36 Lexington, KY, the Chicago Cubs and Joe's Music Venue. She also worked for her university’s TV station "Good Day DePaul” and radio station.
Working as a one-man band reporter for her school's TV station, she learned to shoot, edit and report. With her internships, she has been fortunate enough to interview well-known Chicago athletes as well as country music artists, and her best memory was meeting Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose.
Raquel is an only child but considers her dogs to be like her siblings. She is a huge animal lover and in her free time volunteers at animal shelters, goes to the gym, kicks back with friends and family and watches her favorite shows.
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