Hi! I’m Rachael.

I’m originally from Philadelphia, PA. After a lot of moving for the craft, I ended up here in LA in 2006. I live in North Hollywood, CA with my husband Rick who is a DP, and our two furry children BetaMax and Yoda.

 
 
Finishing a last minute super tease for “Piers Morgan Tonight” with a very happy Producer.

Finishing a last minute super tease for “Piers Morgan Tonight” with a very happy Producer.

HOW DID I GET HERE?

I found my love for creating stories when I was only 5, with my toys and a camera. It’s in my blood. I studied Drama at Performing Arts School in Philadelphia for junior high, and was in the Drama Department at the Fame school in NYC for high school, but found my love of the craft was on the other side of the camera. However, I believe studying drama, scene work and character development for 8 years helped me as an Editor.

I started in sound design out of college, and then joined CNN Atlanta in 2001 as a Video Journalist. What does that mean? You start from the bottom up, to try all aspects of production until you find your passion. After being a Floor Director, Prompter Operator, Script Ripper, AP, Media Manager, AE and Graphics Operator, I decided being an Editor was my calling. CNN Hired me on as an Avid Editor in 2003 and I have been mastering the craft ever since.


Why is my list of credits so short?

That’s an easy answer. Once I joined CNN in 2001, there were so many opportunities there, that I didn’t finally force myself to leave until 2011. It was a hard decision, but I was now a Senior Editor/Producer, had the honor of working on many long form shows and specials, live and taped, but CNN Films didn’t exist yet and their long form work was becoming less and less. I wanted to do more.

I left to take a staff job as an in-house Sizzle Editor for Original Productions in 2011. I respect the concept of paying your dues, so I started there.

Over the past 8 years, I have worked on Docu-series, Talk Shows, Investigative series, Game Shows and multiple feature documentaries. I am humbled and grateful for all the projects that have come my way, and can’t wait to see whats next!

Weeks prior to launching the REVOLT TV network. Editing for the shows “Revolt Live” + “In Harms Way”.

Weeks prior to launching the REVOLT TV network. Editing for the shows “Revolt Live” + “In Harms Way”.


Editing a super tease on the floor of the Austin Airport. Happiness.

Editing a super tease on the floor of the Austin Airport. Happiness.

WHAT DO I SPECIALIZE IN?

I always say, “I can edit on a plane. I can edit in the rain. I can edit on the floor. I can edit without a door.“ I’m grateful to be known as a fast, agreeable and malleable Editor.

I believe an Editor can make or break a show in their attitude towards the project and the people, so I take pride in being the calm and confident within any storm, of which you can always guarantee there will be.

Known for my work on Investigative/Docu-series, Talk Formats, Live Programming, Super Teases + Background Packages, Game Shows and Documentary Films and Shorts.

I love doing high gloss -as well as- hard and impactful projects.

Whether 12 cameras or single camera, a new show with an undeveloped format, or an established show with set styles, I can lead or follow.

So hit me up. Let me help you create something award winning.

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