After earning a bachelor's degree from Warwick University, Rachel Salaman completed postgraduate training in broadcast journalism at the London College of Printing, where she won the top award for social documentary.
She proceeded to work as a radio journalist in Birmingham and Leicester, UK, producing and presenting news and features. Her report on Nelson Mandela's visit to the UK won silver in the New York Radio Awards.
She then moved to LBC (at the time Reuters London News 97.3FM) where she produced and presented the hour-long daily news programme The Eleventh Hour with Rachel Salaman. She was a regular stand-in host for the station's prime-time shows.
This was followed by several years working as a journalist in North America, reporting from Mexico for Time Magazine, Dow Jones Newswires and the Associated Press, and serving as senior associate editor of Leaders Magazine in New York. She left the US upon her appointment as editor-in-chief of the Slovak Spectator.
On returning to the UK, Rachel founded the podcasting consultancy and production house Audio for the Web (now Media for the Web) and quickly established herself as one of the leading podcast producers in the country. Her clients include the NHS, the Royal Collection, the Economist, the British Council, AstraZeneca, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Nuffield Trust and the Open University. She is a selected member of the BBC Studios Podcast Production Pool and the BBC Radio Production Talent Pool.
In addition to her PGDip in Radio Journalism and BA (Hons) degree in English and Theatre Studies, Rachel holds an MA in International Studies with Communications from the University of Leeds.