Rebecca Kanthor


Rebecca is a freelance writer and producer for print, tv and radio. She is the Shanghai-based correspondent for industry publication Plastics News.

Born and raised in Rochester, NY, she studied cultural anthropology at Haverford College outside of Philadelphia, worked briefly in Seattle and then headed to China on a whim in 2002.

After four years living and working (and selling a few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches) in Hangzhou, she moved up to the capitol to work for CBS News at their Beijing bureau as an assistant producer in the years leading up to the 2008 Olympics. After Olympic fever died down, she moved back down south to Shanghai where she continues to work and live with her husband, author and folk-rock musician Liu Jian.

Her print and radio work, covering a wide range of topics including environment, agriculture, biotechnology, personal finance, social issues, and education, has appeared on PRI's The World, Scientific American, CBC Radio, CNN, and BBC among others. She has field produced for CBS News, CBS 60 Minutes, CNN, ABC News Diane Sawyer's live broadcast from China in 2010, and ESPN. She was stringer/correspondent for Associated Press TV in 2010, filming, editing and writing features and breaking news reports.

Rebecca speaks nearly-fluent Mandarin and is available for print, radio and tv media requests. Just email me at: my name (with a dot between first and last) at gmail.