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Rachel Abbey McCafferty

Freelance Reporter

Expertise: Reporting, writing, editing


Rachel Abbey McCafferty is a writer, reporter and editor with 20 years of experience in journalism in Northeast Ohio. She previously worked as a reporter and assistant editor at Crain's Cleveland Business; an editor at Patch; and a reporter at Catalyst Ohio.


  • Awards from Ohio Society of Professional Journalists and Press Club of Cleveland
  • Active participant in Kent State University School of Media and Journalism professional advisory board

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