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Rachael McDonald

News Director

Rachael McDonald is News Director at KLCC. She started out in public radio as a news volunteer with KLCC in 2000. She then worked for the Northwest News Network as a correspondent in Richland, Washington. And, she served as a host and News Director at KAZU in Monterey. At KLCC, Rachael has been the Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts.

Rachael McDonald is News Director at KLCC. She started out in public radio as a news volunteer with KLCC in 2000. She then worked for the Northwest News Network as a correspondent in Richland, Washington. And, she served as a host and News Director at KAZU in Monterey. At KLCC, Rachael has been the Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts.

She has won numerous awards for her reporting. She’s especially proud that KLCC has won regional Murrow awards for overall excellence three years in a row during her tenure as News Director. Rachael is committed to the ethics and values of public radio and grateful for listeners who help make public radio possible.

Rachael graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene with a Bachelor of Arts in English.