Rachel Estabrook


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Rachel Estabrook produces stories for Colorado Matters and edits special audio projects, including the podcast "Colorado In Depth." She joined CPR in 2013.

Professional background:
At CPR, Rachel was the news director from 2018-2021. She also co-reported and hosted the serialized podcast “The Taxman,” which was a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for business journalism. Her work reporting and producing for Colorado Matters, and editing in the newsroom, has earned regional Edward R. Murrow awards, recognition from the Public Radio News Directors Inc. and the Colorado Broadcasters Association, as well as other honors.

Before coming to CPR, she worked on a Frontline documentary about antibiotic resistance through the Investigative Reporting Workshop, and served as a newscaster and board member for KZSU at Stanford University. While completing her Master’s degree in journalism, Rachel also worked as a reporter and radio editor for the Peninsula Press.

Rachel got her start in journalism in 2000 as a columnist covering local sporting events in Dover, NH. She has reported for New Hampshire Public Radio, and volunteered for “The Diane Rehm Show” at WAMU.

Previously in her career, Rachel served as international specialist for the Department of Justice and as an associate director in NPR’s development department.

Bachelor’s degree in Spanish language and literature, George Washington University; Master’s degree in communications, Stanford University.