Rachel McNeill anchors Today in AZ weekday mornings from 4:30 - 7 a.m., the Today in AZ Facebook Live After Show at 7:30 a.m. and contributes across all 12 News shows and platforms. Rachel joined 12 News in April 2019.
An Emmy Award-winning journalist, McNeill joined Team 12 from KPRC 2, the Houston NBC affiliate, where she anchored and reported for over 17 years. Earlier in her career, she worked at stations in New Orleans, Louisiana, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Midland, Texas.
A proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, McNeill earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism.
During her career, Rachel has covered everything from the Newton School shootings and the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, to the Sochi and Rio Olympic Games.
Committed to community service, Rachel volunteers her time with at-risk youth, and works closely with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Dress for Success.
Born in Jamaica, McNeill moved to the Houston-area when she was 6 years old, after living in Galveston for two years.
She relocated to Arizona at the beginning of 2019 with her husband, Dr. Wayne Franklin, the co-director of the Heart Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and their two sons, Hudson and Lionel.