Grace Rauh – Political Reporter
Grace Rauh left the world of print and joined NY1 as a politics reporter in October 2008, after six years of working as a newspaper reporter in New York and California.
Before beginning her career in television, she was a staff reporter at The New York Sun, covering City Hall and local politics. Rauh wrote extensively about Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s flirtation with a run for president, the City Council’s slush fund scandal, and the run-up to the city’s extension of term limits. She also covered Governor Spitzer’s resignation.
As a print reporter, Rauh wrote exclusives and enterprise stories about the mayor and City Council, including the first article indicating that the architect of the city’s term limits law, Ronald Lauder, was unlikely to challenge efforts by the mayor to extend term limits. She was also the first to report that the mayor’s chief political adviser was opposed to a third term for Bloomberg.
Prior to moving to New York, Rauh covered education and the state-run Oakland school district for The Oakland Tribune. She also won several awards for her education coverage in California and for her feature writing.
In 2002, she spent a year as an English teacher in Chiang Mai, Thailand, working with Burmese refugees and migrant workers.
Rauh graduated with honors from Stanford University in 2001 with a BA in History and a minor in African Studies.
She and her husband, Mark Silver, live in Manhattan.