Rebecca Adams

Deputy Partnerships Editor, KFF Health News

Rebecca Adams, Deputy Partnerships Editor, was previously the health care editor at CQ Roll Call. Before becoming an editor, she penned more than 4,000 articles as an award-winning reporter. She covered all the major legislative health care battles starting in 1998, including the 2003 Medicare prescription drug law and the 2010 health care overhaul. She also did stints as an energy and the environment reporter and as a general policy reporter. Before coming to Washington in 1998, Rebecca wrote for The Arizona Republic, The Chattanooga Times, and The Macon Telegraph. Her work has appeared in other newspapers including The Washington Post and USA Today. As a freelancer, she co-wrote the text for an online game affiliated with Marketplace Radio known as “Budget Hero” and wrote numerous articles for half a dozen magazines. She contributed to multiple editions of three books about the government, including Congress A to Z and Politics in America. Fellowship awards included the KFF journalism fellowship and the USC Annenberg Health Journalism Fellowship. She graduated from Emory University with a bachelor’s in political science and lives with her family and dog in Maryland.

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