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Rachel Treisman

Rachel Treisman

Associate Editor/Social Media & Digital Writer, Morning Edition

Rachel Treisman (she/her) is a writer and editor for the Morning Edition live blog, which she helped launch in early 2021.

Treisman has worn many digital hats since arriving at NPR as a National Desk intern in 2019. She's written hundreds of breaking news and feature stories, which are often among NPR's most-read pieces of the day.

She writes multiple stories a day, covering a wide range of topics both global and domestic, including politics, science, health, education, culture and consumer safety. She's also reported for the hourly newscast, curated radio content for the NPR One app, contributed to the daily and coronavirus newsletters, live-blogged 2020 election events and spent the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic tracking every state's restrictions and reopenings.

Treisman previously covered business at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and evaluated the credibility of digital news sites for the startup NewsGuard Technologies, which aims to fight misinformation and promote media literacy. She is a graduate of Yale University, where she studied American history and served as editor in chief of the Yale Daily News.

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The Google Doodle on Dec. 1 honors Jerry Lawson on what would have been his 82nd birthday. The engineer and entrepreneur created the technology that paved the way for modern gaming. Google/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Maine is the largest lobster-producing state in the U.S. Some of the gear used to catch the crustaceans poses an entanglement risk to the endangered North American right whale population. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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A Florida woman has filed a class action lawsuit accusing Kraft Heinz of misleading advertising, saying its Velveeta microwavable mac and cheese takes longer to prepare than the 3 1/2 minutes on the label. Nattapol Sritongcom / EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Cartoonist Charles Schulz poses with a sketch of Snoopy in his office in Santa Rosa, Calif. Schulz, who died shortly after his retirement in 2000, would have turned 100 on Nov. 26. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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'Peanuts' still brings comfort and joy, 100 years after Charles Schulz's birth

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Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra won the 2022 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, held in Italy in May. Next year's contest will be the first ever in which viewers from non-participating countries can cast their vote. Giorgio Perottino/Getty Images hide caption

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Mariah Carey performs at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in 2014 in New York City. Patent authorities have decided she can't be the only "Queen of Christmas." Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

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Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and National Counterterrorism Center Director Christine Abizaid were also there to discuss threats to the U.S. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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"Stolpersteine," or "stumbling stones," a decades-long project to remember Holocaust victims, are seen here in on the streets of Berlin. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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What the U.S. can learn from Germany about grappling with dark parts of its history

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Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) attends an election event on Tuesday, several days before narrowly winning her race. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Cortez Masto, who gave Democrats the Senate, says people want solutions

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If election uncertainty makes you anxious, you're not alone. Kate Sweeny, who studies the psychology of waiting, says there are ways to try to make it less stressful. stellalevi/Getty Images hide caption

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Voters fill out their ballots in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday. With his victory on Tuesday night, James Roesener became the first openly transgender man elected to a state legislature. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption

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