On this episode of Talking Buffalo Podcast, Patrick Moran is joined by Spectrum Sports reporter Rachel Hopmayer for an in-depth conversation about her life, career and what led her to Buffalo.

Rachel talks about growing up in a rich sports town like Boston and knowing before the even got to middle school that she wanted to cover sports for a living. From high school through American University, NBC Sports, a tenure in Green Bay and ultimately Buffalo, she’s worked tirelessly to make it happen.

Cultivating relationships to tell stories in unique ways is what Rachel prides herself in and she talks about the challenges of those relationships among other professional duties have been over the past two years because of Covid. They also talk about how the opportunity came about to join Spectrum Sports in Buffalo, her early thoughts on living in the city, a pretty surprising food take, her attitude towards social media, advice for aspiring sports journalists and much more.

Of course, this interview wraps with the Fun Fact Finale where we learn plenty about Rachel away from the job, including her early years crush on Aaron Carter, obsession with Bruce Springsteen music and a go-to snack most have never heard among her other nuggets of fun information.  This is a chat with someone who’s crushing it early on in Buffalo.

Be sure to follow Rachel on Twitter at @RachelHopmayer


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