Rachel Spacek


Reporter Profile

Rachel Spacek is an investigative reporter who covers migrant labor and equity issues in the Pacific Northwest for investigateWest. Spacek joins InvestigateWest from Boise, Idaho, where she covered Latino affairs, housing, homelessness and local government for the Idaho Statesman. She has received commendations from the Idaho Press Club for her work. Spacek’s previous experiences include business reporting as an intern at the Los Angeles Times and covering community news for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Spacek began her journalism career at the University of Nevada, Reno, working for the college newspaper, where she met her college sweetheart and now fiancé, Ryan.

Beat: Migrant labor and equity issues in Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is home to numerous rural agricultural communities that depend on migrants and other vulnerable workers. This beat focuses on the unique challenges many workers confront, including exploitation, dangerous working conditions and other abuses of power. The reporter will also cover issues related to equity and labor.