Rachel Pierce is the co-anchor of ABC5 News at 5, ABC5 News at 6 and Ten at 10 on ABC5.
Previously, Rachel served as Anchor/Reporter at WOWT-TV in Omaha.
Rachel graduated magna cum laude from Oklahoma City University, where she received a B.A. in Mass Communications. During her last summer there she was awarded an internship with the British Broadcasting Company in Washington, D.C. where she also did freelance research and coverage of White House briefings.
After college, Rachel took a position as producer and eventually main anchor of WQOW's weekday Daybreak program in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, just miles from her hometown of Chippewa Falls.
A daughter of the Midwest, Rachel is happy to make Central Iowa her new home with her husband Matthew and their daughters Lydia and Piper.
She enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities, from running marathons to playing with her dogs to out playing her husband on the golf course. She is also an avid photographer and painter. Rachel is also very involved in the Des Moines metro, she is active in her church and is a board member of Variety the Children's Charity. Rachel and her husband enjoy traveling the world together, South Africa and mainland China being among some of their recent stops. Please send story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:09:40 GMT
ABC5 Newsroomnews@myabc5.comInformation below is from Iowa Dept. of Public Safety:Webster County, IOWA --- Law enforcement in Dayton, Iowa and Webster County, in coordination with the Iowa DepartmentMore >>
If you have any information related to the disappearance of 15 year old Kathlynn Shepard, please contact law enforcement immediately.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:58:38 GMT
By: Sabrina AhmedSAhmed@klkntv.com More than a month after a young teen from Urbandale goes missing, her father speaks out tonight, asking for help finding her.Taylor Claiser's dad, most of all, is scared.More >>
More than a month after a young teen from Urbandale went missing, her father spoke out Monday night, in an effort to track her down.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:35:15 GMT
By Ron Marasco email@example.com Sunday night you probably heard one of the Metro's more than 130 storm sirens. But like any piece of equipment they can break down. That's what happened to theMore >>
Sunday night you probably heard one of the Metro's more than 130 storm sirens. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:08:06 GMT
ABC5 Newsroomnews@myabc5.comtwitter.com/ABC5_WOIMOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Neighborhoods are flattened and buildings are on fire after a mile-wide tornado moved through the Oklahoma City area.Television footageMore >>
Authorities say an elementary school in an Oklahoma City suburb took a direct hit from a mile-wide tornado.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:59 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:59:50 GMT
By Alex Schuman firstname.lastname@example.org @alexschuman When Pat Carter pulled up to her house Sunday night her grandson told her: "'Grandma, you don't have a roof on your house,'" said Pat immitating herMore >>
Sunday night's storms caused severe damage to homes in Earlham and Dallas Center.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:31 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:31:54 GMT
ABC5 Newsroomnews@myabc5.comtwitter.com/ABC5_WOIDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Gov. Terry Branstad says the Iowa Senate should investigate claims of sexual harassment made by a former staffer for the SenateMore >>
Gov. Terry Branstad says the Iowa Senate should investigate claims of sexual harassment made by a former staffer for the Senate Republican caucus.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:07:46 GMT
By: Jason Rantala @jarantala email@example.com Sunday night's storms hammered parts central Iowa, in particular the city of Earlham. The small town west of Des Moines saw debris, tree damage and roovesMore >>
The small town west of Des Moines saw debris, tree damage and rooves torn off buildings.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 8:47 AM EDT2013-05-20 12:47:41 GMT
ABC5 Newsroomnews@myabc5.comtwitter.com/ABC5_WOIDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Lawmakers will return to the Iowa Statehouse this week as they seek to resolve some of the session's biggest issues and adjourn.TheMore >>
Lawmakers will return to the Iowa Statehouse this week as they seek to resolve some of the session's biggest issues and adjourn.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:42:01 GMT
by Phil Prazanpprazan@myabc5.com@PhilPrazanThat first storm system that passed West of the Metro caused damage in the town of Earlham. "You just fear for the safety of your family," says Pam Frommelt. SheMore >>
The first storm system that passed through Central Iowa on Sunday night caused damage in the town of Earlham.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:30 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:30:46 GMT
ABC5 Newsroomnews@myabc5.comWinds made travel tough Sunday night on the roads and interstates. A semi was even knocked over on I-35, north of Ankeny, blocking traffic. Several crews came to move the semi,More >>
Winds made travel tough Sunday night on the roads and interstates.More >>