Rebecca Hersher

Journalist (NATIONAL)
Tags: Disaster, Disaster Recovery, Natural Disasters

Links: Twitter | Bio on NPR website | (Current as of: May 11, 2020)

Rebecca Hersher is a reporter on NPR’s Science Desk, where she reports on outbreaks, natural disasters, and environmental and health research. Since coming to NPR in 2011, she has covered the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, embedded with the Afghan army after the American combat mission ended, and reported on floods and hurricanes in the U.S. She’s also reported on research about puppies. Before her work on the Science Desk, she was a producer for NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered in Los Angeles.

Hersher was part of the NPR team that won a Peabody award for coverage of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and produced a story from Liberia that won an Edward R. Murrow award for use of sound. She was a finalist for the 2017 Daniel Schorr prize; a 2017 Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting fellow, reporting on sanitation in Haiti; and a 2015 NPR Above the Fray fellow, investigating the causes of the suicide epidemic in Greenland.

Prior to working at NPR, Hersher reported on biomedical research and pharmaceutical news for Nature Medicine.


Audio , Interview , News Story

COVID-19 Has Created A Legal Aid Crisis. FEMA’s Usual Response Is Missing

Rebecca Hersher
National Public Radio (NPR)
May 11, 2020

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