Rebecca Atkins

Rebecca Atkins

Multimedia Reporter

Rebecca Atkins is glad to be back home in New Mexico after many years away. Born and raised in New York City, she moved to New Mexico with her parents shortly after 9/11. You can usually catch her reporting on the 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm newscasts.

Rebecca attended East Mountain Charter High School and is an Aggie alumnus, receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from New Mexico State University, followed by an internship at KVIA, the ABC affiliate in El Paso.

Rebecca began her career shortly thereafter, moving to Abilene Texas to report for KXVA. After nine months there, she quickly moved on to South Carolina in the Greenville-Spartanburg market covering numerous stories at WHNS that gained national attention.  Among them, the Walter Scott murder, the Charleston church shooting and the removal of the Confederate flag from State House grounds.

After two years in South Carolina, she decided it was time to move west near family and friends and the beautiful New Mexico climate where she is ultimately thrilled to be back home telling the stories of New Mexicans.

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  • The Latest: 3 confirmed dead in western Japan earthquake
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    The Latest: 3 confirmed dead in western Japan earthquake

    TOKYO (AP) - The Latest on the earthquake in Japan (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A 9-year-old girl and two men in their 80s have been killed by a strong earthquake in the western Japan metropolis of Osaka. The Osaka prefectural government reported two deaths, and an Ibaraki city official confirmed a third. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck north of Osaka city Monday shortly after 8 a.m.

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  • Melania Trump 'hates' to see families separated at border
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    Melania Trump 'hates' to see families separated at border

    WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border and hopes "both sides of the aisle" can reform the nation's immigration laws, according to a statement Sunday about the controversy over separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  • Art festival on verge of being shut down when shots rang out

    Art festival on verge of being shut down when shots rang out

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey was on the verge of being shut down because of numerous fights when gunfire erupted, authorities said. One suspect was killed and 22 people, including two other suspects, were injured. Of the 17 people treated for gunshot wounds, including a 13-year-old boy, only one person, a suspect, remained in critical condition Sunday night, said Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri.

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  • 2 feared dead after earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan
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    2 feared dead after earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan

    TOKYO (AP) - A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, and at least two people were feared dead. Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency said two people were found with no vital signs and 41 others had been injured. Japanese media reported one of the likely victims is a 9-year-old girl at a school. Japanese authorities don't confirm death until after an examination at a hospital.

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  • Lawyers to present final arguments in Mafia boss trial

    Lawyers to present final arguments in Mafia boss trial

    BOSTON (AP) - Attorneys are preparing to make their final pitches to jurors in the case of a former New England Mafia boss charged in the 1993 killing of a nightclub owner. Closing arguments are expected Monday in Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme's trial. Salemme and his co-defendant, Paul Weadick, are charged with killing Steven DiSarro. Prosecutors say Salemme worried DiSarro would cooperate with authorities investigating the mobster.

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  • Strange: Koepka has what it takes to win 3 in a row
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    Strange: Koepka has what it takes to win 3 in a row

    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Curtis Strange stood by the 18th green at Shinnecock Hills, working for the TV broadcast and ready to welcome Brooks Koepka into the small fraternity of back-to-back U.S. Open winners. "I'm happy for him. I hope it means as much to him," said Strange, who won in 1988 and '89 and was the last to win two in a row before Koepka matched him Sunday. "Now he's going to learn things about Willie Anderson that I learned about that I never thought I would.

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  • Chicago TV host, athlete Brackett dies at 76 after bike fall

    Chicago TV host, athlete Brackett dies at 76 after bike fall

    CHICAGO (AP) - Elizabeth Brackett, a longtime Chicago journalist and world-champion triathlete, has died four days after an apparent bicycle accident. She was 76. PBS affiliate WTTW, where Brackett hosted "Chicago Tonight" for two decades, said on its website Brackett died in the hospital surrounded by family members.

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  • Dustin Johnson's US Open hopes fade on back 9
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    Dustin Johnson's US Open hopes fade on back 9

    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Dustin Johnson had a four-stroke lead after 36 holes and was still in striking distance heading onto the back nine in the final round of the U.S. Open. Instead of making a move, he lost ground. The 2016 champion three-putted three times on the back nine at Shinnecock Hills, shooting an even-par 70 on Sunday to finish third, two strokes back, as workout buddy and final-round partner Brooks Koepka claimed his second U.S. Open title in a row.

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  • The Latest: Officials ask for evacuations due to Nevada fire

    The Latest: Officials ask for evacuations due to Nevada fire

    DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires burning in the U.S. West (all times local): 6:28 p.m. Authorities in a northern Nevada county are asking people to evacuate due to a growing wildfire. A statement from Lyon County Manager Jeffery Page says 50 homes are in the area and numerous structures are under threat, though none have been lost. No injuries have been reported.

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  • Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian
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    Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton. The meeting between Stone and a man who identified himself as Henry Greenberg was described in a pair of letters sent Friday to the House Intelligence Committee and first reported by The Washington Post.

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