Rachel Kim joined CBS2 and KCAL9 as a general assignment reporter in March 2009.
An LA native, Rachel returned home after working for WSB-TV in Atlanta as a reporter, bureau chief and fill-in anchor for three years. Prior to Atlanta, Rachel worked in Oklahoma City at KOCO-TV and began her career at KAMR-TV/KCIT-TV as a weekend anchor and reporter in Amarillo, Texas.
Throughout her career, Rachel has been recognized for her reporting and community service. She is especially proud of receiving a Golden Mike Award for Best TV News Reporting in 2013 while at CBS2/KCAL9.
Rachel earned her master’s degree in broadcast journalism and bachelor’s degrees in communication and English from the University of Southern California. She’s a proud Trojan…Fight On!
When Rachel’s not covering the news, she enjoys traveling, exploring the Southland’s newest restaurants, playing piano and spending time with her family and friends. She is fluent in Korean and is working on her Spanish!
After losing her mother to pancreatic cancer and her father to glioblastoma, Rachel is passionate about raising awareness and research funding for these two cancers.
Rachel loves to hear from the community. You can email her at email@example.com. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @cbslarachel.
A customer argued with an employee, left, returned with a gun and shot at the worker, who armed himself and fired back, according to the LAPD.
Sammy De Leon’s $3,500 custom-made wheelchair was stolen when his dad’s car was burglarized.
Police say a homeowner called them on Wednesday after hearing suspicious noises coming from the garage area.
Carlos Martinez, 61, was killed while defending his employee.
The robbers targeted three vendors in 40 minutes on Thursday night.
The grandson was arrested by the LAPD on suspicion of murdering a man in Downtown L.A in a separate case.
Bomb-sniffing dogs were called in but nothing suspicious was located, police say.
“My heart is broken, I don’t know what to do without him,” said David Arbogast.
Before she was hit, she managed to toss her son out of the path of the vehicle, investigators say.