WAMU 88.5 Contributors

Rebecca Blatt

Senior News Editor

Blatt is WAMU’s senior news editor for special projects. In this role, her work focuses on in-depth reporting, political coverage and community engagement. Blatt coordinates coverage of special events such as elections, and she edits and produces news features and series. She also oversees WAMU’s Public Insight Network, an online community of people interested in sharing experiences and perspectives for public radio news and programming.

Blatt got her start in radio at North Carolina Public Radio, where she produced interviews for The Story. She earned a master’s degree in journalism at UNC Chapel Hill before coming to WAMU as a morning producer in 2008. Her work has been recognized by the Education Writers Association, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, the Journalism Center on Children and Families, the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association and the New York Festivals radio programming awards. She is currently a student in the Professional MBA program at American University’s Kogod School of Business.