Rebecca Horne oversees and directs The Transmitter’s multimedia operations and commissions illustrations, photography, videos and other multimedia content. Prior to joining the team, Rebecca was photography director and photography editor for Discover magazine and The Wall Street Journal, where she won several awards for her work. Originally from California, she has also served as an art producer at the advertising agency Addison Design, a photography producer at Airbnb and the multimedia app Storehouse. She has also taught photography at the California College of the Arts and Rutgers University, and has written on art and science for Wired, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Nautilus and others.


  • M.F.A., Rutgers University
  • B.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute

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