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.
President Barack Obama turned his focus Wednesday to the pocketbook issues that Americans consistently rank as a top concern, arguing that the dream of upward economic mobility is breaking down.
Black Friday shoppers arrived in droves Friday morning, searching the aisles of their favorite stores for the deepest discounts.
Amidst all the last-minute Thanksgiving shoppers, there are many purchasing pre-cooked and ready-to-serve meals.
While November and December are typically the busiest months at the Capital Area Food Bank, officials and volunteers are quick to point out that hunger isn't just a problem reserved for the holidays.
There’s a new proposal being discussed that would add 1,000 parking spaces to the National Mall.