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Senior Producer for News
Rebecca Nieto is KPCC's Senior Producer for News.
Rebecca came to KPCC after 17 years at NBC4, where she was an Executive Producer and Senior News Producer. Rebecca is credited with expanding NBC4’s regional coverage in Southern California, as well as collaborating on new ways for reporters and newscasts to coordinate across the work day.
Rebecca also produced long form projects for NBC4 and NBC News, producing half-hour and hour-long specials examining the power of the Latino vote, autism, the attacks on 9/11, the L.A. Riots, the manhunt for Christopher Dorner and Southern California’s homeless population. She won Emmys several times for these projects and produced Spanish language segments that aired across Telemundo, expanding the reach of her work in a partnership that she helped to create and nurture. In much of this work, Rebecca delivered rich digital build-outs and social media engagement that helped carry these reports widely across platforms.
Before NBC4, Rebecca worked for ABC7, overseeing their 4PM, 6PM and 11PM newscasts. She advanced an agenda devoted to hard news and worked to attract a diverse audience of viewers in a newsroom well known for serving a mix of Southern Californians. She also developed regular reports on entertainment news.
Rebecca is a three-time winner of National & Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, a 12-time winner of the Los Angeles Emmy Award and has won the AP Mark Twain Award and RTNA Golden Mike Award several times.
Rebecca grew up in Houston, where she went to college and keeps strong family ties. She cites formative journalism experiences sitting in the studio of her uncle’s Spanish language radio station KFRD, as well as with college radio at the University of Houston.