Rachel Holliday Smith

Reporter/Producer @rachelholliday rsmith@dnainfo.com

Rachel Holliday Smith is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo New York covering Crown Heights and Prospect Heights.

Before joining our team, Rachel worked at NY1 News as a videographer, writer and breaking news hound. She also produced the "New Yorker of the Week" segment, which regularly restored her faith in humanity.

Rachel is a native upstate New Yorker, but lived near Boston before coming to the city. There, she read the Phoenix while it was still in print and listened to the Dresden Dolls while they were still making music.

She attended the school of the Washington Square News, where she served as editor in chief in 2009. At the same time, she somehow got a degree from New York University. She is a proud Gallatin alum.

Rachel lives in Fort Greene close enough to the Barclays Center that she once heard the screaming of Justin Bieber fans.

Fun fact: Rachel is from so far upstate that she had glass bottles of milk delivered to her childhood home by a milkman every day.
 

Downtown »

December 19, 2014

Protester Charged With Brooklyn Bridge Police Assault, NYPD Says

Robert Murray tackled two lieutenants, leaving one with a broken nose, prosecutors said.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

December 19, 2014

Woman Shot While Waiting for a Bus in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Police Say

Police believe the victim was not the intended target of the Thursday afternoon shooting.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

December 19, 2014

Brooklyn Dollar Vans Offer Free Rides This Saturday

Two van companies teamed up with MetroPCS for the holiday customer appreciation day.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

December 18, 2014

New Leader Chosen at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

Stephanie Hill Wilchfort will take over as president of the Crown Heights museum in early 2015.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

December 18, 2014

Student Stabbed at Crown Heights Synagogue Released From Hospital

Levi Rosenblatt, 22, was attacked at the headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch community last week. 

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

December 17, 2014

Pedestrian Safety Measures Proposed for Dangerous Atlantic Avenue Crossing

New crosswalks, turn restrictions and bigger medians may come to Washington and Underhill avenues.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

December 17, 2014

Deli Worker Fights Off Armed Robber in Crown Heights, Then Quits Job

The attempted robbery took place at the 3 Star Deli on Saturday night, police said.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

December 16, 2014

Man Critically Wounded After Being Shot in Minivan in East Flatbush

Calvin George, 43, was listed in critical condition at Kings County Hospital Monday night.