Webster University and California State University, Long Beach
Working in television, radio, and print, Rebecca Coffey has been an award-winning science journalist for 35 years.
Coffey began her career in science journalism by producing video documentaries about health and mental health that were broadcast nationally. For about a decade she was a broadcast radio commentator for Vermont Public Radio. She has written several books and has contributed to leading general science and social science outlets such as Scientific American, Psychology Today, Discover Magazine, and newspapers nationwide.
Her awards and accolades include:
Coffey earned an M.A. in Theater from California State University, Long Beach, and a double B.A. in Psychology and Children’s Theater from Webster University in St. Louis. Combined, they equip her to be undaunted in the face of statistics and to tell a good story.
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