About the Reporter
Rebecca Shabad works as a legislative researcher at CQ Roll Call in Washington, DC, and was previously CQ’s editorial assistant during which she contributed a number of policy-related stories.
Prior to joining CQ Roll Call, Rebecca reported for Patch.com on a freelance basis for the site launched in Ossining and Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. She produced several text and video stories each week.
She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University in May 2011 with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science.
Rebecca can shoot, edit and write enterprise stories across all media. Rebecca is a meticulous researcher and can find and shape non-mainstream angles to newsworthy stories. Her skills using social media, like Twitter and Facebook, to engage with and expand an audience are important tools.
Telling stories is Rebecca’s greatest passion in life. She has had a strong interest in covering politics from a young age. As for policy areas, she enjoys covering veterans’ affairs, national security, foreign policy, defense and election law issues.
Rebecca interned at the former Newsweek magazine intermittently for three years at its website and in its domestic & overseas letters departments.
She also interned at NY1 News in Manhattan at its assignment desk and production department for a summer.
Some of her other strong interests include World War II, the Cold War and genealogy.
She is somewhat proficient in reading and writing Modern Hebrew.
If you’d like to connect with Rebecca, feel free to e-mail her at RDShabad@gmail.com.
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