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
- City-mandated curfew leads to quieter night in Detroit
Following two nights of protests in Detroit over the police killing of George Floyd, where police released tear gas on protesters in attempts to divide and separate the crowd, a mandated curfew seemed …
- Protests turn violent in Grand Rapids and Detroit; Flint and others stay peaceful
What started out as a large peaceful protest in Grand Rapids against police violence during the day on Saturday turned chaotic at night and into the early hours of Sunday morning. Police fired tear ga …
- Police brutality protest in Detroit turns violent; 21-year-old killed
Update: May 30, 2020 4:20 p.m. Detroit Police Chief James Craig says 60 people were arrested during Friday night’s melee. Thirty-seven of them were from outside the city of Detroit.
- Number of state-confirmed COVID-19 cases climbs to 65
Updated Tuesday, March 17 at 11:02 p.m.: This page is no longer being actively updated. Please visit our tracking map for a breakdown of which counties have confirmed cases and how many are in each on …
- The federal government has been slow to act on climate change. So Michigan cities are taking charge.
When President Donald Trump announced in 2017 that the United States would pull out of the Paris Agreement, cities across the country declared that they would uphold the goals of the accord on their o …