Rebeca Ibarra is associate producer for the newsroom. Follow her @RebeIbarraC
Rebeca is a Mexico City native who lives in Brooklyn and works on the New Jersey desk. She joined the newsroom in 2016 and wears many hats — reporting on everything from Penn Station's design flaws to the development boom in downtown Newark, and producing segments that range from New York City’s vanishing storefronts to the rising tides threatening the Jersey Shore. (And of course, there’s been the occasional cat story.) You’ve probably also heard her give the afternoon newscast, where she’s been complimented on how she rolls her Rs.
Rebeca Ibarra appears in the following:
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
This year marks the first filing season since the Republican tax overhaul went into effect.
Friday, April 05, 2019
Reports of police violence and corruption have brought focused the feds' attention on the police department in New Jersey's third largest city.
Thursday, April 04, 2019
He rode a wave of black activism that followed the 1967 unrest.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
A recent investigation takes a deep look at allegations of gender bias and bullying at Rowan University's athletic department.
Monday, March 25, 2019
Medically assisted suicide could soon be an option for terminally ill residents of New Jersey after the state legislature voted in favor of a bill legalizing the practice.
Monday, March 18, 2019
Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Monday banning brick-and-mortar shops from not accepting cash payments.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
A former aide in NJ Gov. Phil Murphy's administration accused of rape by a fellow state worker testified in front of lawmakers for the first time.
Thursday, March 07, 2019
Many longtime employees were let go from their jobs at the Schools Development Authority and replaced by friends and family of the agency's governor-appointed CEO.
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Murphy used his annual budget address to renew calls for higher taxes on people who make more than $1 million a year and showcase more than $1 billion in savings.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
The state removed more than three football fields worth of junk from a site by Newark Liberty Airport, which included asbestos, lead paint and medical waste.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
The streptomyces griseus, used to make the world’s first antibiotic for tuberculosis, just needs the governor's signature to become the state's official microbe.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
New Jersey is only the second state in the country to require such a curriculum.
Friday, January 04, 2019
Officials in Newark say overall crime is at its lowest level since the 1960’s. But Jersey's biggest city, crime is often as much about perception as reality.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Landowners, environmental advocates and elected officials are pushing back against a proposed pipeline that would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to New Jersey.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
The Department of Corrections is rolling out new initiatives, weeks after a WNYC investigation found an increasing number of deaths in custody and lack of state oversight.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Police face little oversight when the seizing assets of people suspected of committing crimes, according to a new report from the ACLU of New Jersey.
Thursday, December 06, 2018
With development in Newark booming, the city is looking for ways to protect the working class and poor from displacement.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Katie Brennan testified Tuesday in Trenton before a committee charged with investigating how Murphy handled the complaints.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
A WNYC investigation found increasing rates of deaths in custody and a lack of oversight by the state.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
A double digit drop in violent crime has given advocates leverage over naysayers who warned against ditching cash bail.