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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 — 7,813 followers, 25,405 tweets

Aug 17, 2017

Behind the scenes look at how CEOs decided abandon Trump advisory groups after #Charlottesville  https://nyti.ms/2vE2Im5 

Aug 17, 2017

@Fahrenthold I've been to Columbia Falls before, not far Glacier Natl Park. The nearby Hungry Horse News won a Pulitzer for breaking news, 1st in Montana

Aug 16, 2017

@USDOL shuts down its website for reporting job-related injuries and illnesses to investigate a possible data breach uncovered on Aug. 14. https://t.co/3j67pdnClU

Aug 16, 2017

Props to @NWSPortland for tweeting out info like this in the run-up to Monday's #Eclipse2017 - now just make sure the clouds say away. https://t.co/R8eSSz4VhS

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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.