Rebecca John is a popular and experienced reporter and presenter on the television news programme, BBC Wales Today.
Rebecca has reported from across Wales and has been based in Swansea, Carmarthen, Bangor and Cardiff, covering a wide variety of news stories. One of Rebecca's most memorable assignments in recent years was presenting the programme from outside Buckingham Palace, on the day of the royal wedding.
Rebecca has a warm, friendly and engaging personality, with a good sense of humour, and is a popular speaker and host. She is intelligent and professional, and Rebecca's considerable experience as a live news reporter stands her in good stead as a compère. Rebecca prepares thoroughly for each event, and reacts spontaneously, with a lightness of touch.
Rebecca John has a passion for languages and studied French and German at Cambridge University. Rebecca has also learnt Welsh to 'fluent eavesdropper' level and has appeared on the S4C programme, Welsh in a Week. Rebecca's love of language and attention to detail have earned her the title of Wales Today's unofficial 'grammar tsar'.
After graduating, Rebecca did a postgraduate diploma in bi-media journalism in Leeds and her first job was as a news reporter and presenter at Swansea Sound radio station. Rebecca then moved to the newsroom at BBC Wales in Cardiff , working in radio news for the first three years, before moving into television.
Rebecca is a keen singer and is a member of Côr Y Gleision, the Cardiff Blues Choir. Her highlights include singing with the choir on the pitch at the Millennium Stadium at several rugby internationals. Rebecca particularly enjoys hosting choir concerts, where her knowledge of the music and insight into choir life bring something special to each event.
Originally from Bridgend Rebecca lives in Cardiff with her husband and their two children.