Rebecca Lee Sanchez | School of Journalism

Rebecca Lee Sanchez

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Journalism


Rebecca Lee Sanchez is a multimedia journalist, currently working as a photo editor for NBC News, and a 4th year PhD candidate at the European Graduate School, where she is earning her Doctorate in Philosophy and Media and Communications. She holds a Master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a Bachelor’s from Sarah Lawrence College.

Prior to working at NBC News, Rebecca was a photo editor at MSNBC where she worked under Director of Photography Amy Pereira on award winning feature projects and daily coverage. She began her journalistic career at the Global Post, later the GroundTruth Project, where she was the writer and editor for the daily RIGHTS vertical, covering human rights and social justice, and the deputy editor for Special Reports. She was a 2014 ICFJ Bringing Home the World fellow, for which her multi-media project on abortion in Argentina won a 2015 Regional Edward R. Murrow award. She then went on to work freelance, positioned in the Vatican City and covering the 2014 Extraordinary Synod of the Bishops. Though she was primarily a writer, Rebecca also trained in video production, having studied broadcast journalism at the J-School, as well as photography, following a track switch she made while studying under Nina Berman. She is currently working on a dissertation examining representations and manipulations of violence in visual news media and the role of images in creating and altering realities, in today’s digital landscape.