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:

Jersey City Politics, Unraveled

Friday, June 15, 2018

It's been anything but chill, politically speaking, in Chilltown.


New Jersey Wants to Stake a Claim in the Innovation Economy

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Once at the forefront of innovation, New Jersey has fallen behind. 

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No Surprises as Frontrunners Win New Jersey Primaries

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

In outgoing Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen's district, former Navy pilot Mikie Sherrill won the Democratic nomination, and Sen. Bob Menendez fended off a challenger to win his primary.

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New Jersey Governor Backs Out of Live Call-In Show

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Murphy's spokesman said the governor wanted a full hour of questions from the public — not the press.

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New Jersey Hasn't Done Enough to Desegregate Schools, Suit Says

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Students and civil rights organizations say a statewide lawsuit is the only way to force change.

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Students Nominate the Bog Turtle for New Jersey State Reptile

Friday, May 11, 2018

A group of fourth graders are pushing for the state to formally honor the endangered reptile.


Mayoral Hopeful Says Newark's Changes Haven't Been Enough

Monday, May 07, 2018

Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins is hoping dirty streets and high unemployment will lead voters to pick her over incumbent Ras Baraka. 


What's at Stake in Newark's Mayoral Election

Thursday, May 03, 2018

A look at the issues as Newark, New Jersey residents head to the polls on May 8th to vote for their next mayor.

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Newark's Radical Mayor Has Been Good for Business

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

When Ras Baraka was elected four years ago, some feared he would have a hostile relationship with establishment politicians and the business community. That hasn't been so.

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New Jersey Bans Offshore Drilling

Friday, April 20, 2018

The ban is a direct response to the Trump administration's desire to open up all federal offshore waters to oil and gas drilling.


New Jersey Homeowners Fight Gas Pipeline in Federal Court

Monday, April 16, 2018

PennEast Pipeline Co. wants to complete the roughly $1 billion project by the end of this year, but is facing the state, homeowners and environmental groups in federal court.

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One Year After Cyclist's Death, Advocates Call for Safer Bike Lanes

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Cyclists and community advocates continue to push for protected bike lanes along a stretch of Skillman and 43rd Avenues in Queens.

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Local Airport Workers Win a Hard-Fought Battle for $19 an Hour

Friday, March 23, 2018

After years of protests, workers at Newark, JFK and LaGuardia airports are finally getting a raise.

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An Irish Goodbye for Late Gov. Brendan Byrne

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Friends, family and colleagues gathered at Healy's Tavern in Jersey City to pay tribute. 


Newark Judge Weakens Police Review Board

Thursday, March 15, 2018

A superior court judge has stripped the city's Civilian Complaint Review Board of its ability to subpoena or investigate police.


In Sharp Turn from Christie Years, New NJ Budget Includes Legalizing Marijuana, Taxing the Rich

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Murphy's $34 billion plan proposed increasing the state's sale tax, tripling the funding to NJ Transit, and increasing funding for local schools, pre-k and community colleges. 

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Reports of Sexual Abuse Continue to Plague New Jersey's Only Women's Prison

Thursday, March 08, 2018

And the reappointment of Department of Corrections head Gary Lanigan is stalled — with legislators and activists asking for a change of leadership.


Local Democrats Push for Higher Wages in Mexico as Part of New NAFTA Deal

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell is among those leading the push, saying better working conditions abroad will mean more work in the United States. 


Homeowners Worry, as Jersey City Property Taxes Skyrocket

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

And they only have until the end of the year to pay the new amount. 

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Jersey Legislators Head to Vegas to Learn About Legalizing Weed

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

How should states to implement medical and recreational marijuana programs? Nevada legislators know.

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