Rachel Spotts is a reporter for News 12 Westchester. Spotts is excited to call Westchester home! She comes to News 12 from upstate New York, where she reported and anchored at the NBC station in Rochester. During her three years in the Flower City, she covered blizzards, government corruption, and inspiring stories of survival. She's especially proud of her investigative work for the station’s advocacy series, “New York State: Exposed.”
Prior to Rochester, Spotts was a reporter at the CBS/Fox affiliate even further upstate in Watertown. She shot/edited all of her stories, ranging from crippling ice storms to the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum and international trade with Canada. Her work was twice recognized by the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
Originally from out West, Spotts graduated cum laude from the University of Utah with an Honors BA in journalism. She's also lived in California and Wisconsin, and has interned at CNN in Atlanta and CBS in Los Angeles.
When she isn't reporting, Spotts loves to travel. She married her husband in Southern France in 2016, has backpacked across Europe (twice!) and vacationed in Egypt and Turkey. She's also been to every state in the U.S. except for Hawaii (soon!)
If you see her in the community, please say hi! You can catch her out running in nearby parks or trying new restaurants with her husband and friends. You can also send her story ideas and follow her on Twitter and Facebook. She wants to hear from you!