Rebecca Ellis
Rebecca Ellis

Rebecca Ellis

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Rebecca Ellis covers City Hall for OPB.

Before arriving in Portland, she was a Kroc Fellow at NPR, filing stories for the National Desk in Washington D.C. and reporting from Salt Lake City. She grew up in New York City and graduated from Brown University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Urban Studies. She has spent past summers as an investigator at the Bronx Defenders, a public defender’s office in the Bronx, and a reporter for a local weekly in Queens. Most recently, she interned with the Miami Herald, filing general assignment stories and learning to scuba dive.

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‘OPB Politics Now’: How Portland lost $1.4M

On this week's show, reporter Rebecca Ellis explains how the city of Portland lost $1.4 million to cyberhackers and what city leaders are doing to keep it from happening again.


Portlanders with disabilities sue city over tents on sidewalks

The class action lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court accuses the city of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by allowing people experiencing homelessness to camp on city sidewalks. The Americans with Disabilities Act, known as the ADA, bars discrimination based on disability and requires sidewalks be accessible to everyone.






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