About Salem Reporter – Local News That Matters

Salem Reporter is a web-based news organization focused exclusively on reporting about the Salem area. We’re locally owned and managed, founded in 2018. Salem Reporter provides readers a mix of clear and compelling coverage of local government, insights into the people who hold power in the Salem community and daily news about everything from community events to students making a difference.

Our team of experienced journalists delves into local government, schools, business, nonprofits, and state government. We aim for clear reporting that shows why an issue matters, gives you the information you need during major events or disasters, and empowers you to get involved in your community. We are focused on always being accurate and fair in our reporting. We carry no opinion columns or editorials.

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