Rachael Robertson is a reporter + audio producer relentlessly curious about our world — from the structural to the microscopic. 

As a multimedia journalist, she reports and produces stories on topics like new researchNYC street vendors, human composting, queer culture, and menstruation

Rachael earned her MA in Journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in December 2022. While in graduate school, Rachael was elected Vice President of the Newmark chapter of NLGJA (the Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists). She planned events, including a pitch workshop with NYT bestseller Linda Villarosa, and a "Queer Audio Makers Making Queer Audio" panel (featuring works from Mitra Kaboli, Ariana Martinez, and Tuck Woodstock), which she moderated.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Rachael was at the epicenter working for a New York City eldercare organization. She built a virtual senior center with hourly multi-lingual programming to provide entertainment and socialization to thousands of seniors mostly living alone.

As a kid growing up in Pittsburgh, Rachael dreamed of joining the cast of Mythbusters. She loved shadowing her environmental educator mom at work, tagging along for rides on a river boat. Rachael has always been a nerdy about health and storytelling and used to write and film PSAs about made up afflictions. (Ask her about Mad Rabbit Disease).

In her free time Rachael reads in abundance, bakes tasty treats, listens to (and makes) podcasts, rock climbs, and is a "jeerleader" for the Queens of Pain roller derby team as her alter-ego, Lorelai Killmore.

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1. Rachael in the field reporting a feature on Queer Soup Night

2. Rachael performing a short story in the style of The Moth

3. Leadership for the Newmark chapter of NLGJA

5. Reporting/producing team for What's It Like?

6. Newmark '22 health and science reporters

7. Newmark '22 narrative audio producers

8. Throwback to Rachael hosting her first radio show in 2015