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The Salem Reporter is a web-based news organization focused exclusively on reporting in the Salem area. Locally-owned and managed, Salem Reporter provides readers a mix of national caliber investigative reports, clear and compelling coverage of local government, and insights into the people who hold power in the Salem community.

Our team of experienced journalists delves into local government, schools, business, nonprofits, and state government. Salem Reporter will also give the community unmatched coverage of major breaking news events, aiming to become the “go to” source for the community.

Reaching us

Phone: 503-549-6250

General inquiries:

Mailing address: 2925 River Road S., Suite 280, Salem, OR 97302

Your news team

Les Zaitz, editor
C: 541-620-0933

Jake Thomas, business and economy reporter
O: 503-575-1251
C: 503-412-9665

Rachel Alexander, education/nonprofits reporter
O: 503-575-1241
C: 206-407-5600

Troy Brynelson, government/business reporter
O: 503-575-9930
C: 503-816-7634

Saphara Harrell, events/breaking news reporter
O: 503-549-6250