Rebecca Williams is senior editor in the newsroom, where she edits stories and helps guide news coverage. She’s been with Michigan Radio for 18 years, and she’s spent most of that time as a reporter and producer, and host of the Environment Report.
Rebecca has a degree in resource ecology and management from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources & Environment, where she had close encounters with escaped boars and poison sumac.
She’s won several national awards for her work including a national Edward R. Murrow award for a documentary, Coal: Dirty Past, Hazy Future that she reported with Mark Brush and Lester Graham, and she shared in the prestigious duPont-Columbia and Scripps Howard awards for team coverage of the Flint water crisis.
Contributions from Rebecca Williams
- Pharmaceuticals, illegal drugs showing up in zebra and quagga mussels
Divers are planning to collect zebra and quagga mussels this week in Muskegon. It’s part of a national effort to study chemical pollution, called Mussel Watch . The mussels are invasive species, but t …
- PFAS: What are the possible health risks?
This week, we’re looking at PFAS chemicals: they're industrial chemicals that have contaminated water sources around the state. PFAS chemicals are used to make a lot of products stain and water r …
- Tiny stickers help scientists learn about monarch butterfly migration
The monarch butterflies that are emerging right now in Michigan have a long trip ahead of them.
- Why house sparrows can eat starch: the evolution of city wildlife
The creatures that live with us in cities – things like spiders, owls, lizards and mice – are evolving over time. A new set of studies in a special issue of the journal Proceedings of the Royal Societ …
- The most common exotic pets are also the most likely to get released into the wild
Researchers have found that some of the most common reptiles and amphibians that people own as pets are also the most likely to be released into the wild.