Rachel Bunn is an experienced journalist and digital strategist who specializes in social media, data, government and political reporting, and digital storytelling.
She develops innovative projects that help people have a better understanding of the world around them, from a political blog that tracked legislative bills and local politics to slideshows that explained the changing population through data from the U.S. Census and other sources.
Using new tools she's produced Snapchat content, audio stories, interactive graphics and Instagram stories that break information down into digestible pieces for people on mobile platforms.
She has developed out-of-the-box digital strategies with a proven record of growth, including developing a social strategy that grew audiences more than 200%, and an email strategy that saw the open rate double in three short months.
She's written for The Patriot-News/PennLive in Harrisburg, Pa., The Rockdale Citizen in Conyers, Ga., The Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in Arlington, Va., the Chattanooga Times Free Press in Chattanooga, Tenn., and The Herald-Times in Bloomington, Ind., where she co-founded the political and government blog Govtracker. In 2016, she worked on the digital teams at Correct The Record, a super PAC in Washington, D.C. that supported Hillary Clinton.
She currently works at American Bridge 21st Century, a rapid-response research organization in Washington, D.C. At American Bridge, she manages the day-to-day digital operations, including social media, email programming, content calendars, web development and other content.
She is a graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in magazines and history. While at UGA, she wrote for the student magazine UGAzine, served as news editor of The Red & Black and wrote her senior thesis on the black press’ influence on media coverage in the modern civil rights movement.