Rebecca Nelson | Columbia Journalism School

Rebecca Nelson

Adjunct Faculty

Politics Writing
Rebecca Nelson is a magazine writer whose work regularly appears in The Washington Post magazine, ELLE, Marie Claire, GQ and other publications. She has profiled a myriad of political characters, including Omarosa Manigault and Anthony Scaramucci.
Previously, she was the senior political writer for Cosmopolitan, where she was part of the reporting team that in 2018 won a National Magazine Award for a series of stories on how to run for office. Before that, she covered the Obama White House for National Journal.
She is also a co-director of the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program, a 10-day intensive for low-income high school seniors that aims to diversify college and professional newsrooms. A Seattle native, she graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.