Rebecca began her journalistic career volunteering at BBC Greater Manchester Radio's arts programme, progressing from tea-maker to on air package-maker.
This led to a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at London College of Communication, followed by reporting and production roles at Radio 4 magazine programmes. She switched to local news reporting at BBC Greater London Radio, covering elections, riots and plenty of tube strikes.
Moving into BBC TV national news, Rebecca became a senior producer for BBC3, then BBC Breakfast, popping up on screen as a reporter too. She left BBC News in 2007 to pursue her career in teaching, completing her PGCE in Academic Practice in 2013.
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