Rebecca Buck (journalist)

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Rebecca Buck
Born Rebecca Genelle Berg
(1990-01-17) January 17, 1990 (age 31)
San Diego, California
Nationality American
Education University of Missouri (B.A.)
Occupation Journalist
Years active 2012–present
Spouse(s) Template:Marriage
Parents Kris and Steven Ira Berg

Rebecca Genelle Buck (née Berg; born January 17, 1990) is an American journalist who covers politics.

Early life and education

Buck is a native of San Diego, the daughter of Kris (née Kouba) and Steven Ira Berg.[1] Her father was Jewish and worked as a city planner and later at a real estate brokerage founded by his wife.[1][2] She has one sister, Emily.[1][3] Buck indicated that two events influenced her career choice – the events of September 11 and the presidential election of 2008. In 2011, she received a bachelor's degree with a dual major of magazine journalism and political science from the University of Missouri, where she was a Walter Williams Scholar.[4]

Career

After college Buck interned for The New Yorker magazine[5] In 2012, she began working as a political reporting fellow for The New York Times.[6] The same year, she started to write for BuzzFeed.[7] From 2013–2015, Buck wrote for the Washington Examiner. She joined RealClearPolitics in 2015 as a national political reporter covering the 2016 United States presidential election. With the election, Buck was named a political analyst for CNN but also appeared on networks such as Fox News, MSNBC, CBS and C-SPAN.[8] In November 2017, she became a politics reporter for CNN,[9] where she is a lead reporter covering the 2020 presidential campaign.[10]

Personal life

On November 17, 2018, Buck married Brendan Buck, at the time a press secretary, and subsequently changed her surname from Berg. The couple is based in Washington, D.C.[11]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 San Diego Tribune: "Steven I. Berg 1952 - 2013 June 7, 2013
  2. Steven Ira Berg retrieved August 8, 2017
  3. Town and Style Magazine: "I Do! Zuckerman-Gomez Wedding" By: Stephanie Zeilenga February 19, 2014
  4. "School to Recognize 147 Graduates at Fall Commencement Ceremony on Dec. 16". December 9, 2011. https://journalism.missouri.edu/2011/12/school-to-recognize-147-graduates-at-fall-commencement-ceremony-on-dec-16/. 
  5. "BuzzFeed's Rebecca Berg to Washington Examiner (and Other Recent Hires)". https://www.adweek.com/digital/buzzfeed-rebecca-berg-to-washington-examiner/. 
  6. The New York Times: The Caucus: Rebecca Berg
  7. Betsy Rothstein (July 2, 2013). "BuzzFeed's Rebecca Berg to Washington Examiner (and Other Recent Hires)". Adweek. http://www.adweek.com/fishbowldc/buzzfeed-rebecca-berg-to-washington-examiner/110333. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  8. "Rebecca Berg | Author | RealClearPolitics". https://www.realclearpolitics.com/authors/rebecca_berg/. 
  9. "Rebecca Berg joins CNN as a full-time political reporter" (in en-US). CNN Commentary. 2017-11-14. https://cnncommentary.com/2017/11/13/rebecca-berg-joins-cnn-as-a-full-time-political-reporter/?dg. 
  10. "CNN's Rebecca Buck, lead reporter covering Cory Booker - The Electables". February 2019. https://open.spotify.com/episode/59MG54GXKAPXFf4PRI4sT0. 
  11. "Rebecca Berg, Brendan Buck". November 18, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/18/fashion/weddings/rebecca-berg-brendan-buck.html. Retrieved September 7, 2019. 

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