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Michelle Rafter

Portland, OR
Freelance Business Reporter — Freelance
Covers:  Jobs, careers, workplace issues, HR, HR tech, employee benefits, management; entrepreneurship, SBMs, freelancing; auto tech, trucking and transportation; corporate finance; business travel

Reporting on the future of jobs, work, workplace tech and transportation. Stumptown native.

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I'm a business reporter covering jobs, workplace issues, HR, transportation and business. I'm a regular contributor to Workforce.com, Trucks.com, Best Lawyers, and the San Diego Union Tribune, among others. My stories have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, OC Register, Edmunds.com, Amex OPEN, ...

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@MichelleRafter — 7,872 followers, 25,846 tweets

Sep 23, 2017

RT @Fahrenthold: NBA fans/writers: know of any teams that stay at @realdonaldtrump's hotels, or used to? Lemme know, I'll check if he lost…

Sep 23, 2017

RT @NBCNews: NASA names its new Langley Research Center after legendary mathematician Katherine Johnson, the woman featured in t…

Sep 23, 2017

RT @barry: The nerds are complaining about women in tech and the jocks are the face of social change, what a world

Sep 23, 2017

@blogdiva @AP @AnnieMPeterson Do you know somebody at @AP who could help this woman who thinks that's her brother in the Puerto Rico photo? Thanks.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

At 22, I was the associate editor, then editor of Homecare, a monthly trade magazine in the home health care business.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I freelanced in Sweden briefly a long time ago, and pounded out copy on an old portable with Danish characters I found at a pawn shop.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Pitch me by email, or if you see me on Twitter, send me a tweet first to gauge my interest.