Rachel Steinberg

Journalist & Women's Sports Editor - Sportsbeat/Her Sport

United Kingdom


I am award-nominated NCTJ multimedia sports journalist specialising in women's, North American, Paralympic and Olympic sport, with bylines in places like the Independent, the i, Sky Sports, Yahoo!, the Daily Mirror, Metro, the Radio Times, Eurosport and the Yorkshire Post. It seems people like what I do: I was a finalist for NCTJ Sports Journalist of the Year.

My favourite stories are the ones that transcend competition and create conversation. I'm proudest when someone says they've learned something new or thought about something in a different way after reading my work, or when an interviewee tells me I've asked them something they've never been asked before.

I'm relentlessly resourceful and insatiably curious, having travelled to 50+ countries and all seven continents. I'm a Canadian citizen who has also lived in the United States, so I come with a broad knowledge of athletes, sports, fanbases and culture on both sides of the Atlantic. The daughter of a copy editor, I have a both a knack for and genuine love of subbing honed from years of not wanting to disappoint my mother—as well as through writing and editing listings for the BBC.

My portfolio also includes video, radio and podcasting. I am the only woman on the editorial team for Bat Flips and Nerds, Europe's biggest baseball blog and podcast.

I'm digitally savvy, know my way around a CMS and SEO after working on digital nationals like Metro.co.uk and MailOnline, and I'm experienced in cultivating positive relationships even when working remotely.

Exeter Chiefs boss Susie Appleby makes eye-opening prediction ahead of season

Exeter Chiefs' emphatic introduction to the Allianz Premier 15s has sparked more players dreaming of Devon, says head coach Susie Appleby. Chiefs finished sixth last year, their maiden top-flight season, tying fifth-placed Gloucester-Hartpury Women with 50 points apiece but missing out on the top half of the table on points difference.

Jess Thirlby: Netball's Sky Brown could emerge from sport's Olympic bid

By Rachel Steinberg Jess Thirlby believes netball's Sky Brown is somewhere out there - and now the sport has moved one step closer to making teens' Olympic dreams become reality. The Vitality Roses head coach was one of millions "hooked" by the 13-year-old Team GB sensation, who won the first-ever Olympic bronze in park skateboarding when the sport debuted in Tokyo last week.

ParalympicsGB | Jordanne whiley's peaky journey to tokyo

Official home of ParalympicsGB - the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team that competes at the Paralympic summer and winter Games, run by the British Paralympic Association. Meet the athletes, find out about paralympic sports and get the latest news from across the Movement.

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Shauna Coxsey - from climbing obsession to Olympic games hopes

IN an alternate universe, Shauna Coxsey might have worked for the Royal Mail or found her vocation as a train conductor. Thankfully, the Olympian had rather unconventional taste in television for a three-year-old, so she was not watching Postman Pat or Thomas the Tank Engine on the day her life changed forever.