Rebeca Ibarra


Rebeca Ibarra is producer and reporter for WNYC. Follow her @RebeIbarraC

Rebeca is a Mexico City native and producer for WNYC Studios and News. She joined the newsroom in 2016 and has worn 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.

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Rebeca Ibarra appears in the following:

Big Brand Retailers Are Leaving New York City

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Retailers like The Gap and Victoria's Secret aren't getting the same foot traffic they had before the pandemic.


LGBTQ Advocates Say The NYPD Has A Long, Troubled History With Transgender People

Friday, August 07, 2020

The NYPD recently made headlines for two separate arrests of transgender people, who say they were assaulted and harassed. 


Connecticut Reopens Some Businesses

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Restaurants began service customers outside. Retails shops, some malls, zooms and museums also opened.


NYC Caps Third-Party Delivery Fees

Monday, May 18, 2020

New York City takes on third-party delivery apps like Grubhub and UberEats with a new cap on commissions, but does it go far enough?

City Council Moves Against GrubHub And Other Restaurant Apps

Monday, May 11, 2020

The New York City Council is close to passing a law that would limit the commissions that Grubhub and other ordering apps charge restaurants.


Struggling Restaurants Say Delivery Apps Like Grubhub Make it Harder to Survive

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Restaurant owners say third-party ordering apps like Grubhub eat into their revenues as they struggle to stay afloat.


Black-Owned Small Businesses Face Long Odds To Stay Afloat Amid Shutdown

Friday, May 01, 2020

A month after the government rolled out emergency loans for small businesses, watchdogs continue to raise concerns that black- and minority-owned establishments are being left out.

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'Death Of A City' As NYC Restaurants Shutter, Maybe For Good

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Experts say city’s restaurants have never faced a crisis of this magnitude—especially smaller, immigrant owned ones.

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Few Brooklyn Small Businesses Get Federal Loans, Survey Says

Monday, April 20, 2020

Small businesses in Brooklyn haven't been getting much help from the federal government's COVID-related loans, a survey found.

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NJ Lawmakers Move Forward With Tenant Protections, NY Lags Behind

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

"There’s nobody in this state legislature," one advocate says, "that doesn’t understand that renters in this state are under tremendous amounts of stress, tremendous amounts of duress.” 


How NYC Apartment Buildings Are Battling COVID-19 Spread

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

The majority city residents live packed together in apartment buildings, and that has added to the challenges of slowing the spread of COVID-19.


7. Bonus: Karen Kilgariff and the Shark

Friday, November 22, 2019

Fellow comedian Karen Kilgariff (My Favorite Murder) and Chris Garcia are members of the same sad club: they both lost their parents to Alzheimer’s.


6. The End

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Ana puts on her hot pink visor, Chris gets heatstroke, and the Garcias say goodbye.


5. The Ashes

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Chris confronts the box in his closet.


4. The Chunited States

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Andres catches a break. Mr. Bible-Jesus is born. And an American dog drinks café con leche.


3. The Cuckoo's Nest

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Was it torture, or treatment? 


Introducing Scattered with Chris Garcia

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Comedian Chris Garcia sets out to uncover the truth about his dad, a man who survived Castro’s labor camps only to lose his way in search of the American dream. 

2. The Camp

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

When Andres asked the Cuban government for permission to leave the country in 1969, he got a letter with a set of instructions.


1. Soy Andres, a Tus Pies

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Andres carried his wife’s purse when they went out, taught Chris to throw a knuckle ball, and loved a good joke. But there was also a dark past that Chris was too scared to ask about. 


Introducing Scattered

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Comedian Chris Garcia sets out to uncover the truth about his dad, a man who survived Castro’s labor camps only to lose his way in search of the American dream.