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
- MSU issues "enhanced physical distance directive" for two weeks
Michigan State University has issued what it calls an "enhanced physical distance directive" for students, effective Saturday, January 30 at midnight and lasting two weeks, through February …
- Two additional Washtenaw County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 variant
Two more people in Michigan are confirmed to be infected with a more contagious variant of COVID-19. The state health department says the two women who tested positive are close contacts of the first …
- Michigan, national GOP party leaders ask state board to delay certification of election results
The leaders of the Michigan Republican Party and the Republican National Committee are asking the state Board of Canvassers to delay the certification of election results. In a letter , RNC Chairwoman …
- VP campaigns for President Trump in Waterford Township
About 800 people trudged across a muddy field to get to the airport in Waterford Township where Vice President Mike Pence was to speak. Speakers blared country music and 70s rock songs while a crowd o …
- "I can sum it up in one word, and that is: nightmare." 10 years after massive oil spill in Michigan
One of the worst oil spills into an inland waterway in U.S. history happened right here in Michigan, 10 years ago this week. It happened on a Sunday evening: 5:58 p.m. on July 25, 2010.