She then went on to become the Post’s deputy features editor and is currently its lifestyle content editor.
Rachael will take up the post on 24 October.
She said: “I feel very proud and privileged to be returning to Bath. I have so many fond memories of my time there, and I know there is a huge amount of talent and potential in the newsroom today.
“This is an important and dynamic era for regional news publishers, as we develop our approach to presenting stories for a growing online audience, while sticking to traditional journalistic practices of getting to the heart of communities, telling real people’s stories and holding authorities to account.
“Bath is a great place, brimming with brilliant stories, and I plan to lead the Chronicle team in creating a news gathering business which reflects every aspect of the city – and which gives Bathonians the quality print and digital products they deserve.”