Grace Rauh is an award-winning political reporter for Spectrum News NY1 and guest-host of “The Road to City Hall,” NY1’s nightly show about New York City politics. She is the station’s lead City Hall reporter, driving its coverage of Mayor de Blasio.
Her investigative reporting on the mayor and the role of outside consultants in his administration fueled changes in the way the state defines lobbying and has led to reforms within City Hall. She is the lead plaintiff in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the mayor.
In 2017, Rauh won the Society of Professional Journalists’ national Sunshine Award for her reporting on the mayor’s relationship with private consultants. The award honors contributions in the area of open government.
In 2016, Rauh covered President Trump’s campaign for NY1, reporting from key primary states, the Republican National Convention and Trump’s election night party.
Prior to joining NY1 in 2008, Rauh was a City Hall reporter at The New York Sun. Before that, she covered education for the Oakland Tribune. She graduated with honors from Stanford University. Rauh lives with her husband and two daughters in Brooklyn.