Rachael Dierkes

Rachael Dierkes

Rachael joined the 7News team in 2011 as a producer. She quickly moved to reporting and weekend anchoring, and eventually onto 7News This Morning in 2013 where she has been anchoring ever since.

Rachael is an Ohio Valley native and proud to be covering news where she grew up, and be near her family. She graduated from Shadyside High School in 2005 and West Liberty University in 2010.

Rachael is best known around the Ohio Valley for her "Taste With Rach" series which has aired every Thursday on 7News at 5 since September 2015. The series works to feature locally owned restaurants, food trucks, bakeries, BBQ, basically anything food related to help promote "eating local."

CLICK HERE to see the most recent "Taste With Rach" locations! 

If you ever have any restaurant suggestions, be sure to let Rachael know by emailing her at the address above or reaching out to he on social media. 

Rachael lives in Wheeling with her husband, yellow lab Cooper and cat Craig. She's an avid Shadyside Tigers, WVU and Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loves exploring the Ohio Valley and new outdoor activities like hiking, biking and kayaking.

If you see Rachael out and about be sure to say hello!