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Rachel de Leon

Rachel de Leon

Producer

Biography

Rachel de Leon is a video producer for Reveal. She produces news segments and documentaries based on investigations in the Reveal newsroom. De Leon has worked in video for more than 10 years as a videographer and producer. Throughout 2017, she was the coordinating producer for Glassbreaker Films – an initiative from The Center for Investigative Reporting to support female filmmakers – helping to produce five half-hour documentaries for national and festival distribution, and more than 20 online minidocumentaries. In 2016, she won two Emmys for her work on the web series "The Dead Unknown" and the PBS NewsHour segment "Deadly Oil Fields." In 2014, she completed her first short documentary, “Cab City,” for her master’s thesis in the documentary program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. De Leon is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California, office.

Articles

Contract with Danger

A Contract with Danger

Since 2008, major private shipbuilders have earned more than $100 billion in federal contracts despite having been cited for serious safety lapses that have endangered, injured and killed workers.

Jul 17, 2017
Chasing Energy

Tribal struggles beyond Standing Rock

Our video series examines the ways tribes in North America have dealt with mounting pressures from governments and corporations that take over their land for mega-projects such as dams, freeways and oil pipelines.

May 17, 2017
Chasing Energy

Betting on Oil, Paying with Land

Fort McKay First Nation, a reservation in northern Canada, is home to nearly 400 Cree, Dene and other indigenous people. In the 1950s and ‘60s, petroleum operations started to surround the community, extracting oil from the nearby tar sands.

Apr 21, 2017
Chasing Energy

Plowing Through Sacred Sites

In the middle of the night in fall 2013, California Department of Transportation workers dug into the earth to construct a new highway bypass in Willits. According to federal law, the local Pomo people had a right to send tribal monitors there, but they allegedly were barred from the nighttime construction.

Apr 14, 2017
Chasing Energy

One Year at Standing Rock

One year later, one of the first people to set up camp at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation reflects on the protests and how the movement has changed the course of her life.

Apr 10, 2017