Rachel Crane for EarthX TV

Rachel Crane was a CNN Digital correspondent, departing September 2022, having covered pop culture and innovation. In this role, she created original video content shown across CNN’s platforms, including the original series, City of Tomorrow, which highlights innovations in cities around the world.

Crane has a long history covering innovation, interviewing SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, famed futurist and Google’s director of engineering Ray Kurzweil, and NASA’s William Gerstenmaier. She has also traveled to Abu Dhabi to report on the pre-planned sustainable city Masdar, tasted wine made by robots in California’s Napa Valley, explored four space capsules, covered the privatization of space at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and gone behind the bars of San Quentin Prison to see how the institution taught inmates to make mini satellites.


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 graduated from 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.


Follow Rachel on Twitter @RachCrane.