Rebeca Ibarra

Rebeca Ibarra is assistant producer for the newsroom.

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.

Follow her @RebeIbarraC

Rebeca Ibarra appears in the following:

Democrats Gain Ground in New York and New Jersey Congressional Seats

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

New Jersey Democratic House candidates Mikie Sherrill and Tom Malinowksi flipped their districts, Democrat Max Rose flipped Staten Island, and Sen. Bob Menendez won a third term.


Bob Hugin Is Not a Trump Republican, Says Bob Hugin

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Republican challenger to Senator Bob Menendez is running on a pro gay rights, pro choice agenda — distancing himself from President Trump.

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NJ Senate Candidates Face Off in Only Debate

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Senator Bob Menendez cast Republican rival Bob Hugin as President Donald Trump's closest Senate ally-in the-making, but the former drug company exec said he's "no Trump Republican." 


Low Turnout a Problem for Menendez, But Trump Should Help

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Democratic senator has a re-election problem. But one expert says his opponent "is stuck to Donald Trump like a stamp to a love letter.” 

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In NJ Senate Race, a Lopsided Campaign Ad Battle

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Bob Hugin trails Senator Menendez by about 10 points, but political operatives say the former pharmaceutical exec is ahead in the ad campaign battle. 

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Menendez Race Tightens, but He Still Finds Love in Union City

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Polls out this week show a very tight race between Senator Bob Menendez and Republican opponent Bob Hugin — thought not with women and people of color.

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After Years of Battle, Minimum Wage Hike Coming for Airport Workers

Thursday, September 27, 2018

The Port Authority board approved a measure that will raise the minimum wage for workers to $19 an hour by 2023.


Menendez Challenger Has Baggage as Well

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Bob Hugin, the Republican running to unseat New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, often touts his record as a pharmaceutical executive. But the move could backfire on the campaign trail.


Watch Out, New Jersey Voters, Mail-In Ballot Rules Have Changed

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Jersey residents who voted by mail in the 2016 elections and want to vote in person this year might want to call their local county clerk's office.

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Mayor Baraka: To Fix New Jersey's Troubled Affordable Housing, Look to Newark

Monday, September 10, 2018

The mayor says a troubled affordable housing complex is making a comeback, thanks to public and private subsidies.

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Plenty of Finger Pointing in Hoboken, But No Immediate Solution for Water Main Breaks

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

After 14 main breaks in two months, Hoboken is looking for a new water company. But SUEZ Water blames century-old pipes, owned by the city. 


The Murky Way Newark Public Schools Spent Private Money

Monday, August 27, 2018

New documents suggest the former Christie appointed schools chief wanted to spend money on a "victory lap" to promote his tenure. 

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Opinion: The Cost of Battling With Jersey Shore Communities

Monday, August 20, 2018

Columnist Paul Mulshine suggests New Jersey end its costly fight with the shore community and use the money to deal with ongoing flooding in the Passaic River Basin.


After Weekend of Floods, State of Emergency in Five New Jersey Counties

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Gov. Murphy signed an order declaring emergencies in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean and Passaic counties.


Blake Morris in Search of Progressive Brooklyn Voters, One Door Knock at a Time

Monday, August 13, 2018

Morris is waging a primary challenge against Simcha Felder — the state senator's first in six years.

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This Year, NJ Transit Really IS Having a 'Summer of Hell'

Friday, August 10, 2018

Daily train cancellations and delays have left riders reeling, and the Murphy Administration has promised little relief.

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No Immediate Relief for NJ Transit Commuters

Thursday, August 09, 2018

A shortage of train engineers and a looming deadline to comply with a federal safety mandate mean no immediate relief in sight for NJ commuters.

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New Jersey AG Puts All Pot Cases on Hold, After Squabble with Jersey City

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

After days of back and forth between Trenton and Jersey City, the state asked municipal courts to hold off on prosecuting marijuana-related cases until early September.

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New Jersey's Bail Reform Law Gets Court Victory

Monday, July 09, 2018

A Christie-era law restricting cash bail survives a court challenge.

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In a Twist, Conservatives Help Immigrants Change New Jersey Law

Monday, July 02, 2018

Immigrants, some undocumented, get a surprising boost from a Koch brothers group over hair braiding regulation.  

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