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.
 

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

August 23, 2016

The "Year of Yes" celebrates the 10th anniversary of the museum's Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

August 23, 2016

Grab a table at these spots before they get so popular you can't get in.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 23, 2016

Sponsors drop Lochte, the story of a bizarre murder, and a glimpse of New York's subway of the future.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

August 22, 2016

Two suspects took the equipment from the Slow Food USA office at 1000 Dean St., police said.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

August 22, 2016

The volunteer-run movie theater is located in a former hair salon on Rogers Avenue.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

August 22, 2016

Participants can hand over a gun for up to $200, no questions asked, the district attorney says.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

August 22, 2016

On the weekend of the anniversary, learn about what happened in 1991 and what it means now.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

August 22, 2016

Visitors to the park have noticed lots of belly-up fish in the water this week.