• Rachel Crane is an innovation and space reporter for CNN.

    Crane creates original video content to be shown across CNN's platforms, including the original series, City of Tomorrow, which highlights innovations in cities around the world, Elon Evolution, which explores the greatest problems plaguing the globe with Elon Musk, Pioneers with Rachel Crane, which profiles the great minds who are pushing the boundaries of human achievement, Way Up There, which takes a deep dive into the future of space exploration, and Mission Ahead, her latest series that explores people and companies that are taking on issues like cancer, climate change, and poverty by thinking out of the box.

    She previously spent a period of time covering breaking news as a general correspondent for CNN, covering the Travel Ban and a terrorist attack, before returning to focusing on her true passion, space and innovation.

    She came to CNN from Bloomberg, where she was a technology and innovation correspondent. In this role Crane served as host and producer of "Bloomberg Brink," a show highlighting cutting-edge technology and new ideas, and "The Next Space Race," taking viewers on a journey through the thriving space exploration industry. Previously, Crane also produced and hosted "I Believe," a web series on religion in America, "Fleaing the World" a series on the business of flea markets, and a documentary on homeschooling titled "Home Ed".

    Crane has a long history covering innovation, interviewing SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Virgin's Richard Branson, famed futurist and Google's director of engineering Ray Kurzweil, and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

    She is a graduate of Princeton University with a bachelor's degree in religious studies. She also received a master's degree in news and documentary film from New York University. Crane recently received the NewSpace Journalism award, given to an organization or individual for outstanding work in journalism specifically focused on the space industry, and hopes to travel to space one day.