Rachel Baye is a reporter for WYPR covering Maryland state government and politics.
She came to WYPR in 2015 from the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization, where she covered the influence of money on state politics across the country. Rachel previously covered Washington, D.C.'s Maryland suburbs and education for The Washington Examiner. She also worked on an investigation into political contributions to Washington, D.C. politicians by city contractors through a project by WAMU and American University's Investigative Reporting Workshop, and she contributed research to the book longtime ABC anchor Ted Koppel published in October 2015. Her work has appeared in several national and regional print and web outlets.
Rachel has a master's degree in journalism from American University and a bachelor's from the University of Pennsylvania. While in school, she held internships at Philadelphia’s public radio station, WHYY, on the live talk show Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, and with CNN’s investigative team.