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.
Let’s face it – the Washington area can be a bit of a mecca for women who wear a “bossy girl” label. But even here, opinion on the Bossy Girl campaign, which aims to ban the word altogether, is divided.
For decades, this car dealership in D.C. was a well-known name: Martens.
Being torn down piece by piece is this historic church and well-known landmark on the corner of 16th and I Streets in Northwest Washington, which sits just one block from the White House.
Topic number one for the two governors and mayor? Transportation.
Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel is recommending shrinking the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities, defense officials said Monday.