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Rebecca Feldhaus Adams

News Director, WHRO Public Media


United States

Rebecca (Bec) Feldhaus Adams is the first news director at WHRO public media. She’s thrilled to lead the creation of a multiplatform local newsroom to serve the diverse Hampton Roads, VA community. Her work is driven by a belief that the way we do our work is as important as the work we do, and that curiosity and humility are the cornerstones of that philosophy. Previously, Feldhaus Adams was an editor and project manager at WAMU, talent director at the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), general assignment reporter at WKMS and education reporter at The Paducah Sun. Her stories and collaborations have won state, regional and national awards. She holds two degrees from Murray State University. Feldhaus Adams is an outspoken advocate for diversity in public media and mentors new journalists to help their spark ignite journalism entities. A homesick Kentuckian, Feldhaus Adams has been named both a roller derby MVP and Miss Congeniality in past lives. She lives in Virginia Beach with her spouse. When she’s not at work, she enjoys hosting parties, karaoke and traveling.