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Rebecca O’Brien

Ledecky Fellow

Rebecca graduated in 2006 and moved to Jordan, where she was a founding faculty member at King's Academy, the first co-ed boarding school in the Middle East. After returning to the East Coast, she wrote for Newsweek/The Daily Beast, The Wall Street Journal, Parade, Forbes.com, and Slate's XX Factor blog before becoming a staff reporter at The [Bergen County] Record, where she was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for local reporting in 2014. She is now at The Wall Street Journal, and one of the staff members sharing the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.