Rachel Brougham, Contributing Writer

Rachel Brougham

Contributing Writer


  • Specialties: Design, trends, how-to, coverage of recent headlines
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in film studies, minor in English language and literature with an emphasis in journalism from Eastern Michigan University
  • Other work: Rachel spent time working as a news producer for a CBS affiliate before becoming a newspaper reporter and editor.


Rachel Brougham is a former newspaper editor turned freelance writer who now spends her time writing and editing for a variety of brands, newspapers, and magazines. Rachel started writing for BobVila.com in 2020 and often covers design and trend topics. Her writing (including a syndicated weekly newspaper column) can also be found in several newspapers around the country. Her work appears in Family Handyman, Minnesota Parent, Taste of Home, Yahoo News, University of Minnesota, and Reader’s Digest.

Proudest DIY

Rachel somehow lived through a whole house remodel and renovation in 2019, in which she learned what works—and what definitely doesn’t. Now she gets to share those tips with readers.

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