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, 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.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
The Wanaque Center offers long term care to the state's sickest and most frail children. Ten have died from adenovirus, casting doubt on how it's run and regulated.
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.
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.
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."
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, September 10, 2018
The mayor says a troubled affordable housing complex is making a comeback, thanks to public and private subsidies.