About Rachel Wise
Rachel Wise joined the News Sentinel in March 2011 as an online producer, responsible for producing video, audio and multimedia packages, and keeping knoxnews.com updated with the latest breaking news.
Rachel is an award-winning multiplatform journalist. Originally from Central Florida, she holds a master's degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelor's degree from Florida Gulf Coast University in Southwest Florida. Rachel has previously worked as a reporter, photographer, copy editor and page designer.
She has a passion for storytelling, compelling images and underreported issues.
Trending: Rachel Wise: Tinder dating app fizzles instead of sizzles
Published 04/12/2014 at 6 p.m.
There’s a popular new app called Tinder that promises to make dating less awkward. For curiosity’s sake, I surveyed my friends and tried it out myself to see whether it accomplishes that.
Trending: Rachel Wise: Quizzes let people share and compare
Published 03/15/2014 at 7 p.m.
For the record, I’m a grilled cheese sandwich who should have attended Yale and should live in South Africa. I’m also Dumbledore, Led Zeppelin and a tiny turtle on a skateboard.
Trending: Rachel Wise: Actor's death sparks conversations about addiction
Published 02/08/2014 at 7 p.m.
When news broke that Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman had died, it triggered an outpouring of heartfelt reactions online. It was news big enough to eclipse the Super Bowl and heartbreaking enough to elicit genuine sadness.
News of shooting at Purdue University spreads on social media
Published 01/21/2014 at 1:28 p.m.
On Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, a shooting at Purdue University was reported on Twitter, and news spread quickly across the social-media site.
Rachel Wise: Compelling case to revive home economics
Published 01/11/2014 at 7 p.m.
Bring back home economics. The argument is nothing new, but a Boston Globe essay published a few months ago by Ruth Graham offered a fresh take on an old idea.
Trending: Rachel Wise: Merry Christmas or happy holidays?
Published 11/30/2013 at 7 p.m.
The holiday season is officially underway, and along with festive family dinners and joyous gift giving comes the annual debate: Merry Christmas or happy holidays?
Trending: Rachel Wise: Film focuses on captive killer whales
Published 11/02/2013 at 7 p.m.
“Never capture what you can’t control,” reads the ominous tagline for Gabriela Cowperthaite’s new documentary “Blackfish,” a film that examines the treatment of marine animals in captivity — focusing specifically on killer whales.
Trending: Rachel Wise: Popularity does not mean it's important
Published 10/05/2013 at 7 p.m.
Last Monday, when I logged on to peruse the day’s headlines, the usual social media buzz seemed deafening.
Reaction to fatal I-40 bus collision in Jefferson County
Published 10/02/2013 at 6:13 p.m.
A Front Street Baptist Church bus, semi truck and an SUV were involved in a fiery crash Wednesday, Oct. 2, on Interstate 40 in Jefferson County. The bus was reportedly on its way home from the Fall Jubilee in Gatlinburg.
Trending: Rachel Wise: 40 Days of Dating puts it all out there
Published 09/07/2013 at 7 p.m.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try with a friend. That’s exactly what two New York-based designers decided to do when they launched their relationship experiment-turned-blog phenomenon 40 Days of Dating.
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