Rachel Spacek is a storyteller with the strongest desire to leave an impact on the community around her. Through her passion for local news reporting, Rachel hopes to hold those in power accountable, be transparent, and most importantly, present her stories to the public in the most accessible way.

Rachel has worked for a number of newspapers and online publications at a collegiate and professional level. Most recently she worked at the business desk of the Los Angeles Times as a business intern. At the Times, Rachel wrote breaking news and business features. In college, Rachel was the news editor of the University of Nevada Reno’s newspaper, The Nevada Sagebrush. At the Sagebrush, she wrote stories on youth homelessness, campus sexual assault and local politics, to name a few. She covered the 2017 Nevada Legislative session for both Noticiero Movil, an English/Spanish publication based out of UNR’s Reynolds School of Journalism and the Sagebrush.

Rachel is currently freelancing for the San Jose Mercury News community newspapers and in her free time enjoys reading on philosophy, social movements, modern media and human rights in the digital age.