Rebecca Buck is an American journalist who has worked with various media entities over the years. She is particularly known for being a politics reporter. Being an accomplished journalist at the age of 29, one can say she has proven that she is more than just a pretty face. She is also among the women that people can look up to when talking about politics in the U.S. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at Rebecca Buck’s net worth, bio, family life and career background.
Rebecca Buck’s Personal Life
Family and Early Years
Rebecca Genelle Berg was born on January 17, 1990 to Steven Ira and Kristi Berg. Her father is of Jewish descent and has worked as a city planner before working at the real estate brokerage established by Rebecca’s mother, the San Diego Castles Realty based in Poway, California. Rebecca has a sister named Emily.
A San Diego, California native, Rebecca has always been interested in writing and journalism since childhood. According to her, two events primarily piqued her interest in journalism: the September 11 attacks and the 2008 presidential elections.
With an interest in both journalism and politics, Rebecca took B.A. political science at the University of Missouri. She graduated and got her bachelor’s degree in 2011. She also possesses a degree in journalism. After graduating, she didn’t waste time and immediately started her journey to becoming one of today’s most popular political reporters and analysts in the U.S. media industry.
Among her first journalistic experiences was being a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reporting primarily on the Missouri statehouse. After graduation, she got the chance to be a summer fellow based in Washington for The New York Times.
Despite being a journalist, Rebecca Berg leads quite a private and quiet life. She seems to keep a low profile. This is possibly because like most writers, Rebecca is an introvert in nature. She values her private life and rarely shares anything too personal with the general public. As a result, not much is known about her personal life, aside from the information that she freely divulges and gathered from her author profiles posted on different media websites.
Rebecca Berg married Brendan Buck on November 17, 2018. Rebecca subsequently used the surname Buck after their wedding. Brendan is the son of Mark and Tracey Kelley Buck. He is an Atlanta native. Brendan serves as the chief communications adviser to the House speaker, Representative Paul D. Ryan.
Brendan, who is 37 years old this year, was previously married. His first marriage ended in divorce.
Rebecca and Brendan met in 2013 in the United States Capitol basement while Rebecca was doing her work as a congressional reporter for Buzzfeed. At the time, Brendan was the press secretary to the then House speaker, John A. Boehner. Rebecca introduced herself to Brendan, whom she recalls to be wearing cowboy boots and gray suit — truly a catchy combination.
A few weeks later, Rebecca asked Brendan out, albeit professionally. They had drinks at the Capitol Hill bar, Tune Inn. After hanging out for hours, Rebecca admitted it became clear they had a connection that went beyond a professional relationship. They started dating from then on.
According to Rebecca, as much as possible, they are strict about separating their personal and professional lives. As Brendan put it, doing that wasn’t that difficult. All they had to do is keep work stuff at bay when they are at home.
Rebecca Buck’s Career As a Journalist
After graduating from the University of Missouri in 2011, Rebecca began her journalism journey in 2012. She was particularly inclined to do political journalism work, likely due to her political science degree.
She started her career in journalism by working as a political reporting fellow at The New York Times. In that same year, she also got connected with BuzzFeed, functioning mostly as a congressional reporter. Rebecca also worked with the Washington Examiner from 2013 to 2015 as a political reporter.
In 2015, she joined the nationally-recognized publication, RealClear Politics as national political reporter. Until today, Rebecca is among the correspondents and journalists in the said publication. One of her most notable works while at RealClear Politics is her coverage of the 2016 presidential elections.
Rebecca also appeared on-air primarily as a political analyst. She regularly appeared on The Situation Room, where she worked alongside Wolf Blitzer.
After her successful coverage of the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, she joined CNN as a political analyst in 2017. Currently, her work with CNN focuses on the 2020 presidential campaign.
Rebecca also appears and works with other networks and media entities. Currently, she is associated with CBS, Fox News, MSNBC, and C-SPAN.
Throughout Rebecca’s journey as a journalist, she has also looked up to key personalities who inspired her to become better and better. Rebecca is said to be very grateful toward Virginia Young who trained her to write corporate reports. She also looks up to Ryan Lizza due to her political writings, which served as Rebecca’s “manual” when she was still doing her writing internships.
Rebecca Buck’s Net Worth and Salary 2019
Given that Rebecca and her husband lead a private and humble life, it is not surprising that not a lot is publicly known how much they earn exactly and what their current net worths are as of 2019. However, considering that Rebecca has been able to establish a strong name for herself, one can deduce that she earns a hefty income.
Furthermore, she also appears in various media platforms and works with different companies. The New York Times, for one, has been known to pay its journalists quite well. According to sources, the average salary of a New York Times reporter is around $118,000 per month. If Rebecca received such a salary, it’s possible that other media companies she has been working with over the years also pay her around that range. It’s safe to say that Rebecca has an impressive total net worth.
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