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Rebecca Martinez

Podcast Producer

Rebecca Martinez produces podcasts at WUNC. She’s been at the station since 2013, when she produced Morning Edition and reported for newscasts and radio features. Rebecca also serves on WUNC’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) Committee.

Rebecca began her radio career at her college station in Harrisonburg, VA before moving onto NPR, Wyoming Public Radio, and WUNC. Her work has aired on NPR, APM, the BBC, National Native News and Gimlet Media, and it has received several PRNDI awards.

Rebecca has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is an LCSWA. She works as a therapist a few hours per week. She lives in Durham with her family. She loves to hike and probably drinks a little too much coffee.

  • Host Leoneda Inge introduces listeners to The ARC of Justice, a special audio series from WUNC and the podcast Ways & Means, which examines the role of the U.S. government in creating the racial wealth gap between white and Black Americans. | Follow Leoneda on Twitter @leonedainge.
  • Host Dave DeWitt talks to Touro College’s Dean of Health Sciences Louis Primavera about the identity issues that come with retirement.
  • Lunch counters were some of the most well-known settings for desegregation efforts during the Civil Rights era. But in Asheville, that battle also played out on a municipal golf course. Host Leoneda Inge talks with golfer Billy Gardenhight, and Paul Bonesteel, director of a new documentary about the course called "Muni."
  • Host Dave DeWitt talks to three reporters about the people they profiled as part of the pandemic obituary series The Lives Lost.
  • Host Leoneda Inge reflects on where she was as COVID-19 started spreading in the U.S. and talks to experts about making travel plans in a pandemic.
  • Host Dave DeWitt looks back at the last year with WUNC general assignment reporter Will Michaels.
  • The pandemic tanked small businesses at an alarming rate. Entrepreneurs of color were hit hardest. Carolina Small Business Development Fund President and…
  • COVID cases are dropping and vaccine doses are becoming more plentiful. Scientists are even working on a pill that could prevent future coronavirus…
  • The waitlist for a COVID vaccine can be long, and there isn't enough to go around. So some people are finding ways to jump the line. Host Leoneda Inge…
  • Law
    The COVID crisis has not only stalled the visa application process for immigrants in the U.S., it's made returning home an uncertain option when many…