About Rebecca @yjlreb
Rebecca Lee is a PBS NewsHour weekend intern. She graduated from Boston College in May 2014 with a dual degree in communications and human development.
She has interned for various television news stations including NY1 and WCVB-TV, an ABC-affiliate in Boston, WGBH and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR).
Rebecca was born and raised in New York City, and lives in Harlem. She currently studies at Columbia Journalism School and is an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards research fellow.
Rebecca’s Recent Stories
World May 17Pope Francis canonizes two Palestinian nuns
Pope Francis canonized two 19th-century Palestinian nuns Sunday, making them the first Arabic-speaking saints.
World May 16Australia to expand shipping curbs around Great Barrier Reef
Australia will widen curbs on shipping around the Great Barrier Reef in an effort to protect the endangered coral system, the government said Saturday.
Economy May 10Spoil mom with gifts on Mother’s Day, but watch out for these scams
While Mother's Day should be spent celebrating the important women in our lives, it could also be a very lucky day for scammers. The Better Business Bureau advises shoppers to be wary of Mother's Day vendor scams, especially online, which…
World May 10Rescue work suspended in Nepal after fresh avalanches hit northern region
Hampered by poor weather conditions and avalanches in northern Nepal, authorities said Sunday they would suspend the search for bodies following last month's 7.8 magnitude-earthquake.
Science May 03Some large herbivores may be at risk of extinction, study finds
The population of large herbivores is declining, posing potential long-term threats to ecosystems worldwide, a new study found.
Nation Apr 26Dozens arrested as Freddie Gray protests turn violent in Baltimore
Protests in Baltimore over the death of a black man who was fatally injured while in police custody turned violent on Saturday, leading to dozens of arrests, injuries and damage to city storefronts.
World Apr 25Death toll surpasses 4,000 after powerful earthquake devastates Nepal
More than 1,400 people have been reported dead after a powerful earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday.
Science Apr 12Feds OK Amazon’s delivery drone tests (for real, this time)
Amazon has won the Federal Aviation Administration's approval to test delivery drones in the United States, as long as the drones fly no higher than 400 feet and no faster than 100 miles per hour.
Nation Apr 05New York Boy Scouts hires first openly gay summer camp leader
The New York chapter of the Boy Scouts of America has hired its first openly gay summer camp leader, the organization announced Thursday.
Health Mar 22Study finds growing use of antibiotics in livestock across globe
In 2010, farmers across the globe used more than 63, 000 tons of antibiotics annually, the study estimated.