Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca Cooper

ABC7/WJLA-TV News reporter and Washington Business Report anchor Rebecca Cooper has been based in Washington for the last three decades, covering the world of politics, national security and finance from the White House, Capitol Hill and the major federal agencies.

From 1988-1992 she served as the senior international trade and health care legislative assistant to Senator David Boren (D-OK). Rebecca then went from working on Capitol Hill to covering Congress and the White House, spending five years at CNN and five years at ABC News, as a producer for 20/20, Good Morning America and World News Tonight and a reporter for ABC WORLD NEWS NOW, NewsOne and ABC radio.

She is the recipient of several journalism awards, including the Peabody, DuPont, Murrow, Cable Ace and Emmy awards. Rebecca returned to public service, during her tenure as Chief of Staff to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson.

Rebecca serves on the Greater Washington Area Advisory Board for Childhelp, one of the nation’s leading nonprofits dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse. A native of Oklahoma City and a visiting professor and member of the board at the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies, Rebecca is an honors graduate of Duke University and attended the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium and American University in Washington.

She is the mother of three grade school sons - Max, Gus and Finn.

Contact Rebecca

Twitter: @ABC7Rebecca
1100 Wilson BLVD, Suite 601 Arlington, VA 22209

Recent Stories

  1. Washington Business Report: July 27, 2014

  2. UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire of Israel-Hamas fighting; 15 killed

  3. Donald Trump breaks ground on new D.C. hotel, says it will be among world's best

  4. Ukranian rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    Pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane and agreed to hand over its black boxes Monday, bowing to heavy international pressure four days after the jet plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

  5. Washington Business Report: July 20, 2014

    This week, Rebecca Cooper talks with the brains behind CareerBuilder and The Essential Table, and breaks down what kind of impact Thursday's deadly plane crash could have on the international economy.