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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: 503-575-1251

General inquiries: [email protected]

Mailing address: 72585 Middle Fork Lane, Bates OR 97817

Your news team

Les Zaitz, editor
[email protected]
C: 541-620-0933

Rachel Alexander, managing editor; education/nonprofits/city government
[email protected]
O: 503-575-1241
C: 206-407-5600

Ardeshir Tabrizian, public safety and housing/homelessness reporter
[email protected]
C: (503) 929-3053