WABE People

Rebecca Etter

Senior Digital News Editor

I lead a team of exceptionally talented digital editors, writers, producers and photogs. Our responsibility is to ensure that the remarkable stories you hear on 90.1 FM are represented online. We have a unique opportunity to go deeper, get creative, show you and tell you about all the important things happening around Atlanta.

I started my career in journalism as a freelance writer for Georgia publications like Creative Loafing, Global Atlanta and Vinyl Mag. That often meant covering an international business event at the Carter Center in the morning and a punk show at The Earl in the evening. Although a grueling few years, they taught me you’re never truly one thing in this industry. It also sparked my passion for local storytelling. I started at WABE in 2018 as a digital editor. I moved into the role of Senior Digital News Editor in 2021. Over the years, I’ve helped organize local news online that has become incredibly consequential nationally. It’s been amazing to watch this organization and newsroom answer that call.

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