About Rebecca

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I’m a journalist based in Washington, D.C. and cover climate, energy, and environmental politics and policy for Mother Jones. Prior to joining Mother Jones, I was an editor and columnist for Grist, a staff writer at The New Republic magazine, and a political reporter for ThinkProgress.

My work has also been featured and reprinted in The Guardian, Slate, Wired, Newsweek, Huffington Post, New Statesman, In These Times, Monocle, and more.

In addition to covering climate change and the environment, I’ve reported extensively on the economy, reproductive health, criminal justice, and gun violence. At ThinkProgress, I helped shape the website’s social media strategy for more than 2 million followers across platforms, including growing its Tumblr page from zero to 125,000 followers in under two years.

My alma mater is the University of Rochester, New York, where I graduated with a degree in political science and English and a minor in economics.

Rebecca Leber has been making a name for herself with smart, detailed climate coverage for years now. It’s great to see her in a position to lead a team to the same level of excellence. — Vox’s David Roberts

“Her rise at the century-old magazine, also known by the acronym TNR, was remarkably fast, even by the standards of the ever-changing world of digital media. As a staff writer, Leber has a dual focus: subject-specific policy journalism focused on energy, the environment, and climate change; and improving the magazine’s digital content.” — Rochester Review

Email: RLeber at motherjones dot com

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