CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski and his wife made headlines on the day of Christmas 2020 as their beautiful 9-month-old daughter Francesa ‘Bean’ passed away. She was diagnosed with a rare form of an overly aggressive brain tumor three months before at the time of this writing.
Ever since then, the family is receiving condolences from the followers. Since very little is known about Rachel Louise Ensign, scroll down to learn more about her.
Rachel Louise Ensign Age, Birthday, Zodiac
Rachel Louise Ensign celebrates her birthday every year on 17 September. Based on that, she secured Virgo as her zodiac sign.
Since Rachel never revealed precise information regarding her date of birth, her age remains a mystery at the time of this writing. However, some online outlets claimed she was in her 30s in 2020.
Rachel Louise Ensign Wiki — Family, Hometown, Education
Rachel Louise Ensign is the daughter of Tod Ensign and Francine Smilen.
Tod is an American lawyer, director of Citizen Soldier, activist, and author of many books including America’s Military Today: The Challenge of Militarism, GI Guinea Pig, and several others.
Whereas, Francine Smilen is a Queens College alum who serves as a partner and leadership coach in Advantage-Performance Group of New York since 2002.
Sadly, Rachel’s father, Tod passed away in May of 2014.
Moving on to her siblings, Rachel does seem to have an elder sister with no other details.
Moving on, as a native of New York, Rachel attended Stuyvesant High School in her hometown. Following graduation, she went on to attend Cornell University where she majored in English.
Height, Weight, Distinct Features
Talking about Rachel’s physical appearance, some argues she looks like her father. Having a bodyweight of 57 kilograms (125 lbs), she looks fit and beautiful.
Moreover, Rachel Louise Ensign stands tall at the height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.62 meters), a few inches shorter than her husband who is 5 feet 10 inches (1.77 meters) tall.
Moreover, Rachel’s dark brown hair and a light complexion that goes well together gave her distinct features among others.
Social Media Reach: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Moving on to her social media reach, Rachel Ensign only appears to be on Twitter. The platform earned her a total of 10.6k followers in total with a verified account.
Besides that, Rachel is nowhere to be found including on Instagram and Facebook.
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Rachel Louise Ensign Job, Net Worth, WSJ
Rachel Louise, after college graduation, went on to join the Wall Street Journal. She joined the company in January of 2011 has been in the company ever since.
As her LinkedIn profile suggested, she mostly covers banking. Her love for writing an unusual and data-driven story helps create conversation in the banking industry.
Ever since Rachel started covering banking and finance, her focal point has been to analyze data from various angles, financial regulations, and analyze the performance of small, mid-sized banks.
Rachel is best known for her articles such as Student-Loan Delinquiencies Among the Young Soar, Wall Street Scrambles to Harden Virus Defense, Loosing $450,000 in Three Days: Hackers Trick Victims Into Big Wire Transfers, Banks Caught in Regulator’s Squabble Over Low-Income Loan Rules, and several others.
But besides WSJ, Rachel has also worked for Fox Business, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo, MarketWatch, The (Toronto) Star.
As of this writing, Rachel Louise Ensign’s worth should be at least $700 thousand.
Rachel Louise Ensign & Andrew Kaczynski: Engaged, Wedding, Baby Daughter
As reported, Rachel Louise Ensign and Andrew Kaczynski met in 2010 in intern group housing in D.C. The couple betrothed in 2016 as reported by Politico.
Moreover, the engaged couple went on getting married in May of 2017. Lots of family and friends surrounded the couple on the happiest day of their life at the Prospect Park boathouse.
The groom’s older brother Steve officiated the wedding. At the wedding, there was also the reading of the passage from All the King’s Men and the reading of the poem Ithaka.
The couple went on having a daughter named Francesca who was diagnosed with a rhabdoid brain tumor, an aggressive one at that, at six weeks after her birth. The married couple sought any treatments possible including experimental as told by Andrew.
Moreover, Andrew boasted on the strength of his daughter believed she would definitely win the battle against the tumor. He also showed his gratefulness to all the medical staff for trying to same him and his wife’s daughter.
Sadly, the tragedy hit Rachel and her husband Andrew when their 9-months-old daughter passed away in December of 2020. They even called her Bean, Beanie, or Beans.
On Christmas, Andrew tweeted asking for prayers from anyone who can for a Christmas miracle that Francesca and her family needed. But a few hours later, he announced the passing away of her beautiful daughter.
Andrew wrote on Instagram,
“It’s with a very heavy heart we have to tell you that Francesca passed away last night in her mom and dad’s arms. We just posted her obituary.”
Also, Andrew wrote on Twitter,
“We’re heartbroken to have to announce our beautiful daughter Francesca passed away last night in the arms of her mom and dad. There will always be a Bean-sized hole in our hearts for her. We’re so grateful to have known her love. Francesca, we love you.”
Many went on Andrew and Rachel’s social media to give their heartfelt condolences.
Last modified: December 26, 2020