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KLCC Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Rachael McDonald
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The year 2020 has brought a reckoning with racism and social justice. KLCC covered the local response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis by covering protests and looking at issues including voting, the census and health impacts. 

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.