Rebecca Sinderbrand

Rebecca Sinderbrand is a Professor of the Practice and Director of the Journalism Program.

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She joined the university following more than two decades in political and presidential journalism spanning coverage of six presidential campaigns and five administrations, first as a reporter and then as an editor at news organizations including The Washington Post, Politico and CNN, most recently as Senior Washington Editor for NBC News. She has also explored the evolving relationship between the press and the presidency as a Block Visiting Lecturer on Journalism and Politics at Yale University, the elements of political reporting as an adjunct professor in Georgetown University’s graduate journalism program, the shifting dynamics of campaign journalism as a Fellow at Georgetown’s Institute of Politics and Public Service, and Syria and Lebanon as a Johns Hopkins University-SAIS International Reporting Project Fellow. 

A Brooklyn transplant to Washington, Sinderbrand graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in Government, and received an M.A. in Nonfiction Writing from Johns Hopkins University.