For much of her career, Rebecca has built a reputation as a dynamic storyteller and news breaker at newsrooms across Australia.
Working mostly as a television reporter, Rebecca has covered some of Perth’s most high-profile news stories, shaping complex information into material an audience can relate to.
Rebecca understands how today’s fast-paced newsrooms work and what Perth’s mainstream media is looking for.
With her broad range of skills and contacts, Rebecca is well placed to advise clients on strategy and messaging as ReGen Strategic’s Associate Director, Strategic Communications.
Since leaving the newsroom to join ReGen, Rebecca has played a central role in delivering several important public advocacy campaigns.
These include delivering and implementing a communications strategy for Go Gentle Australia’s successful push to generate enough support for voluntary assisted dying to become legal in Western Australia; producing and managing a video-driven campaign to improve enrolment in STEM subjects for the WA Government; and the Christmas Island Stories campaign to ensure a just transition for the island’s community.
In addition, Rebecca has defended the interests of West Australian workers through the campaign to reform WA’s work safety laws to introduce industrial manslaughter and stronger penalties.
Rebecca has also completed the esteemed Copland Leadership Program for emerging leaders from business, academia, community and government sectors, augmented existing leadership skills developed as a chief of staff at Network Ten.
She has also received a certificate of completion for the Global Reporting Initiative’s Introduction to sustainability reporting and the GRI Standards 2021 Update.
The self-proclaimed newshound broke into the media industry in 2008 as a newsreader for radio station 92.9, on the popular Hamish and Andy Show.
Within two years, Rebecca moved into television, packing up her life and going bush, to gain invaluable experience as GWN7’s regional Kalgoorlie reporter.
It wasn’t long before she was working as a senior journalist, presenter and producer at Network Ten in Perth, a job she held for more than six years, working on stories across Western Australia, interstate and overseas.
In 2013 she won Australia’s Best TV Story at the Yorella Media Awards for a heart-wrenching piece on a wheelchair-bound woman, who used duct-tape to pursue her dream of surfing.
She was also recognised for breaking the arrest of the alleged Claremont Serial Killer in 2016.
Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her dog Sophie and living an active lifestyle.