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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 »

May 4, 2016

The six neighborhood walking tours are part of the "Jane's Walk" festival honoring urbanist Jane Jacobs.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

May 4, 2016

The incident happened on April 19 near the Franklin Avenue station in Crown Heights, police said.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

May 3, 2016

Workers at the Prospect Heights complex will wear new badges following complaints from neighbors.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

May 3, 2016

Hit up these spots before the rest of the city discovers them.

Midtown & Theater District »

May 3, 2016

Larry Wilmore's White House Correspondents Dinner closing remark sparks controversy.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

May 2, 2016

The two-month long "Selebrasyon" festival kicks off Sunday, put on by the Haiti Cultural Exchange.

New York City »

May 1, 2016

Catch the premiere of "Bianco," take a free yoga class and learn a few tricks from chef Einat Admony.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

April 28, 2016

The shooting in Crown Heights last week critically injured a 24-year-old man, who remains hospitalized.