Rebecca Ballhaus Biography
Rebecca Ballhaus is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist who covers the White House for The Wall Street Journal. Rebecca Ballhaus is a reporter in The Wall Street Journal’s Washington, D.C. bureau, where she covers the White House and money in politics. During the 2016 election, she covered campaign finance in the presidential race. She first joined the Journal in 2013 and is a graduate of Brown University.
Ballhaus started her journalism career as an intern at the Huffington Post while still studying at Brown. She later became the editor-in-chief of The Brown Daily Herald, the college newspaper. Ballhaus joined The Wall Street Journal as a summer intern in 2013. Three months later, she was appointed full-time journalist at the Washington office and covered the 2016 election as a national.
Ballhaus has been covering the White House and money in politics since 2017. She has often appeared as a political analyst on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. In 2019, Rebecca won a Pulitzer Prize together with other members of the Wall Street Journal for her coverage of Trump’s payment path from Michael Cohen to Stormy Daniels.
Rebecca Ballhaus Age
Her age as of 2019 is around 28 years. Rebecca Ballhaus is a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporter in Washington, D.C. who reports on happenings at the White House. She was born in New York to Florian Ballhaus who is a German cinematographer. He is best known for his work on The Devil Wears Prada and the movies directed by Robert Schwentke, such as The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Divergent Series: Insurgent.
He is also the son of the late cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and Pamela Katz who is an American screenwriter and novelist best known for her collaborations with director Margarethe von Trotta, including Rosenstrasse and Hannah Arendt. She is currently a teacher of screenwriting at the Tisch School of the Arts. She attended Carroll School at Berkeley and was awarded a BA. Brown University’s Political Science in 2013.
Rebecca Ballhaus Net Worth
While studying, Rebecca was an intern at The Huffington Post in 2011, writing articles for the Travel and Styles section. In a short span of 4 months, she wrote over 60 articles. She returned again in 2012, this time interning in the Media and Crime/Weird News section for 3 months.
Later, she joined the Brown Daily Herald, a campus newspaper the same year and held the position as Managing Editor and Vice President.
After graduation, she was a summer intern at the WSJ for 3 months and then promoted to become a full-time reporter with WSJ writing stories about the White House in a political and financial point of view.
Rebecca Ballhaus Early Life / Education
Rebecca is originally from New York. She has a sister, Louisa Ballhaus who is a content developer at Smartly, an online education platform that offers courses on difficult subjects that are made easy to understand. Her grandfather is the German cinematographer, Michael Ballhaus, known for The Departed (2006) and Gangs of New York (2002). He has multiple nominations for the Best Cinematography category in various awards and has won several of them in his earlier films.
Rebecca’s parents are Florian Ballhaus and Pamela Katz.
Florian continued in his father’s footsteps and is known for The Divergent Series (2015 and 2016) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006). Rebecca’s mother is an American screenwriter and novelist and often collaborates with Margarethe von Trotta. Pamela is the author for The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink”. Ballhaus attended Berkeley Carroll School in 2007 and was a peer-tutor in her 10th grade. She graduated from Brown University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Science. As of 2017, Rebecca is currently dating university sweetheart Zach Brady Long.
Hope Hicks to be investigated by House after new documents reveal she may have lied to Congress: report
The House Judiciary Committee is investigating President Donald Trump’s former White House communications director after new documents cast doubt on whether she told the truth while testifying before Congress.
“Hicks told the committee last month that she was not aware of the hush payment to Stormy Daniels when it was arranged. Today’s docs put her in phone calls with [Michael] Cohen and Trump during the period the payment was arranged, but don’t explicitly say those calls were about the payment,” Wall Street Journal White House correspondent Rebecca Ballhaus reported. “House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler in a letter to Hope Hicks’ attorney asks Hicks to clarify her testimony to the committee by August 15,” Ballhaus reported.
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BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Rebecca Ballhaus, White House reporter for the WSJ
How/where are you celebrating your birthday and with whom? “I celebrated with my family and some friends in Brooklyn last weekend and will do the same with my coworkers and friends in D.C. this weekend. I like to think of it more as a birthday month.”
How did you get your start in journalism? “During an internship at the Huffington Post one summer in college, I was assigned to the Style section, where one of my first assignments was to get my hair braided by a stylist for, inexplicably, a DIY guide that now appears only on a Chinese-language website. After that, I was hooked.”
What’s an interesting book/article you’re reading now or you’ve recently finished? And why? “I just finished in the span of one weekend ‘Normal People’ and ‘Conversations with Friends’ by Sally Rooney. They lived up to the hype. This New Yorker piece from January on decision-making also keeps being advertised to me on Instagram, which I didn’t know was a thing, and I thought it was a fascinating read.”
What is a trend going on in the U.S. or abroad that doesn’t get enough attention? “Poke bowls. Have you heard of them?”
How is the Trump presidency going? “I would direct you to Twitter.com.”
What’s a fun fact that people in Washington might not know about you? “A state senator I once interviewed for a story later messaged me on LinkedIn with a wedding announcement he had written in which he envisioned we would get married on a hot-air balloon. That, and my sister Louisa is also a writer.”