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.
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