• Rebekah Metzler is a breaking news editor for CNN Politics, where she co-manages the breaking news team to capture the top news as it happens in Washington, the United States and around the world.

    Prior to joining CNN, she rose through the ranks at U.S. News & World Report, serving as a political writer, news editor and later senior editor where she edited politics, economics, health care, education, national security, foreign policy, and arts and culture stories for the outlet.

    A proud Maine native, Metzler began her journalism career as a political reporter covering local news, elections and the state legislature for the Lewiston Sun Journal and MaineToday Media.

    Metzler is a graduate of Bowdoin College, where she received her bachelor's degree in American government and anthropology. She also holds a master's degree from Boston University in journalism.