Rebecca Kern is a tech coverage reporter for POLITICO. She covers the battles over on-line speech, misinformation and content material moderation together with extra normal expertise coverage on Capitol Hill.
Rebecca got here to POLITICO from Bloomberg Authorities, the place she coated privateness, tech corporations’ legal responsibility protect, cybersecurity and telecommunications. She additionally helped launch Bloomberg Authorities’s Tech and Cyber Briefing e-newsletter. She beforehand coated vitality coverage for Bloomberg Trade Group — monitoring the coverage and persona shifts between vitality secretaries Ernest Moniz and Rick Perry — and reported on the Federal Power Regulatory Fee throughout the Obama and Trump administrations. Her reporting additionally took her to Puerto Rico to cowl the restoration of the electrical grid and the potential for renewables after Hurricane Maria — the place she unexpectedly met Ricky Martin.
All through her reporting profession, Rebecca additionally coated client product security, freeway security, well being care and schooling with work printed in retailers together with U.S. Information and World Report, USA In the present day and The Washington Submit. She graduated from American College with a journalism diploma.
A Southerner at coronary heart, Rebecca hails from an extended line of Tennesseans. Whereas she might have misplaced her Southern twang over time she’s lived in D.C., she dares anybody to check her Dolly Parton information.