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.