Rebecca Ballhaus

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Rebecca Ballhaus
New York, NY
Alma materBrown University
Years active2011-present
EmployerThe Wall Street Journal

Rebecca Ballhaus (born July 1991) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist who covers the White House for The Wall Street Journal.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ballhaus was born in New York to German cinematographer Florian Ballhaus and Pamela Katz. She is the granddaughter to the famous German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus. She attended Berkeley Carroll School and received a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University in 2013.[2]


Ballhaus began her journalism career as an intern at the Huffington Post while still an undergraduate at Brown.[3] She later became the managing editor of The Brown Daily Herald, the university newspaper.[4]

Ballhaus joined The Wall Street Journal as a summer intern in 2013. She was made a full-time reporter at the Washington bureau three months later, and covered the 2016 election as a national political reporter.

Since 2017, Ballhaus has covered the White House and money in politics.[5] She has frequently appeared on CNN[6], MSNBC[7] and NPR[8] as a political analyst. In 2019, along with other members of the Wall Street Journal, Rebecca won a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of Trump's direction of payments from Michael Cohen to Stormy Daniels.[9]


  1. ^ "Rebecca Ballhaus - News, Articles, Biography, Photos -". WSJ. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  2. ^ "Rebecca Ballhaus '09 Speaks about Journalism at World Affairs Breakfast Club". Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  3. ^ "Rebecca Ballhaus | HuffPost". Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  4. ^ "Rebecca Ballhaus". Brown Daily Herald. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  5. ^ Prokop, Andrew (2018-11-09). "A new report says Trump was directly involved in campaign finance crimes". Vox. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  6. ^ "White House Goes on Attack after House Democrats Launch Sweeping Investigation into All Things Trump". Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  7. ^ "Trump inaugural committee subpoenaed by federal prosecutors: WSJ". Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  8. ^ "Federal Prosecutors Investigate Whether Trump's Inaugural Committee Misspent Funds". Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  9. ^ Trachtenberg, Jeffrey A. (15 April 2019). "WSJ Wins Pulitzer for Investigation into Trump Hush-Money Payments". Wall Street Journal.

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