Phone: 859-381-3740 x28106
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Southern Methodist University, Dallas Teaching Certificate, Eastern Kentucky University Master's Degree in Career and Technical Education, EKU Awards/Recognition: 4-Time Emmy Nominee and Winner Edward R. Murrow Associated Press Society of Professional Journalists Published Author, Chapter Writer, "Bluegrass Airport: An American Aviation Story" https://bluegrassairport.com/book/ Freelance Writer for TOPS in Lex Magazine
Ms. Michelle Rauch
Class: Broadcasting, Video Production, Studio Directing
Years at Eastside: This is my 12th year
Family: Mom in Lexington
Pets: Purebred Airedale Terrier, Kendrick (rescue)
Hero: My mom
Hometown: Born and raised in Dallas, TX. I fell in love with the beautiful bluegrass when I moved here in 1998 and planted my roots. My mother is a U.K. graduate so it's neat to live where she went to school.
Fun Fact: Testified in the Oklahoma City Bombing federal trial in Denver. I interviewed OKC bomber, Tim McVeigh, years before the bombing in Waco, TX. He was there protesting the Branch Davidian Standoff with federal agents. I was there as a student reporter covering the event for my college newspaper.
I appeared in many documentaries. Most recently, a CNN documentary in September, 2019 on HLN on the program How It Really Happened with Hill Harper (photo on the left taken during the interview in Oklahoma City, Feb. 2019)
Hobbies: Writing, Scrapbooking, Crafts, Gardening, Cooking
Dream Vacation: Cruise of the Greek Isles and spa retreat in Bali
Favorite Movie: Cinema Paradiso and documentaries because truth is stranger than fiction!
The Best part of Waking up: Coffee! Lots of Coffee!