Rachel Shuster


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Rachel is the Tax Foundation’s Editor. A native Washingtonian who grew up with politics as a daily subject at the dinner table, Rachel has spent her career in journalism. She worked at The Washington Star and The (Albany, N.Y.) Times Union/Knickerbocker News and was one of the founding members of USA TODAY.

She received her B.A. in the Social Sciences Interdisciplinary program at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her M.A. in Public Affairs Journalism from American University, where she later became an adjunct instructor. Rachel was the first woman to be a national sports columnist and has covered events ranging from the Super Bowl, World Series, Olympics, Stanley Cup Finals, the Masters and Wimbledon to even the National Rodeo Finals. Along the way she got to interview her two sports idols growing up, Mickey Mantle and Billie Jean King.