Rachel Spacek

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.

Julie Luchetta

Julie Luchetta is a reporter for Boise State Public Radio, covering Idaho's growing Latino population. She has interned as a breaking news reporter for The Arizona Republic, and is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona School of Journalism, where she focused her work on environmental journalism and audio reporting. Born and raised in France, Luchetta moved to the U.S. to study the borderlands of Arizona. Before becoming a reporter, she worked in research and social services, most recently supporting LGBTQ+ folks experiencing homelessness. Luchetta spends her free time recommending podcasts to people who did not ask for podcast recommendations.

Boise State Public Radio

Boise State Public Radio serves two-thirds of the population of Idaho through a network of 18 transmitters and translators, primarily focused in southern Idaho. It is Idaho’s primary NPR member station, serving both metropolitan and rural areas. The organization’s mission is to stimulate, educate, inform and entertain.

Becca Savransky

Becca Savransky is an education reporter for the Idaho Statesman in Boise, Idaho. Before joining the Statesman, Savransky was a reporter for SeattlePI, the website of the former Seattle Post-Intelligencer paper, where she wrote about the surge of COVID-19 cases and the pandemic's impact on the Seattle community. Savransky has also covered homelessness and housing in Seattle, reporting stories about the lack of affordable housing in the region and the barriers people faced in finding permanent housing. She has worked as a reporter and social media curator at The Hill in Washington, D.C., and was managing editor and summer editor-in-chief at The Daily Northwestern, the student paper at Northwestern University. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science. She's from Stamford, Connecticut.

Idaho Statesman

The Idaho Statesman has been the Treasure Valley's news source for 156 years. Our core mission hasn't changed much over the years: provide local, essential reporting that informs our readers about what is happening in the world around them. We aim to arm policy makers and community members alike with exclusive, fact-based reporting, data, context and analysis that allows them to make better decisions for their families and our community. Our coverage area is now made up of Ada and Canyon counties, which includes the Boise city limits, but it used to include four other counties with regularity.

Kyle Pfannenstiel

Kyle Pfannenstiel is a reporter for the Post Register in Idaho Falls, Idaho, covering rural healthcare. The Register covers the eastern part of the state as well as parts of Montana and Wyoming. Pfannenstiel began his reporting career at University of Idaho’s student newspaper, The Argonaut. Soon after, he covered the Idaho State Legislature as an intern for Idaho Public Radio and the McClure Center for Public Policy Research. Pfannenstiel continued to cover government and politics for The Idaho Press in Nampa, where he reported on a 2018 ballot initiative to expand Medicaid access for Idahoans. He will graduate in May with a B.S. in journalism and political science from University of Idaho, which is located in Idaho’s panhandle. His last name means panhandle in German.

Post Register

The Post Register covers 10 counties in eastern Idaho with some additional coverage in western Wyoming and southwestern Montana. The land mass is equivalent to size of the state of West Virginia. Four sister weekly newspapers also operate within our coverage area and we share content with them. The Post Register traces its roots to the Idaho Register, which was founded in Blackfoot in 1880. It's mission is to be the source of reliable, vetted information for eastern Idaho.

Megan Taros

Megan began at a small community newspaper in Los Angeles while attending community college. She continued this work at SFBay in San Francisco, Latin Times in New York and Patch in New Jersey. She has a B.A. in journalism from San Francisco State University and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she focused on Latino health and social issues.


The Times-News is award-winning news organization covering southern Idaho and surrounding areas. Publishing both in print and online, Times-News is dedicated to telling the stories of its eight-county coverage area. We’re dedicated to in-depth reporting, whether it’s about inequality in funding for local elementary schools, exploring the boom in yoga studios or following freshman legislators in Boise. We’re a small paper, but we punch above our weight.

Boise State Public Radio

Boise State Public Radio serves two-thirds of the population of Idaho through a network of 18 transmitters and translators, primarily focused in southern Idaho. Boise State Public Radio is Idaho’s primary nonprofit, listener-supported NPR member station, serving both metropolitan and rural areas — from Boise to Twin Falls and McCall to Sun Valley. The organization’s mission is to stimulate, educate, inform and entertain.