Rebecca Angel Baer

Rebecca Angel Baer, Digital News Editor at Southern Living
Title: Senior Digital Editor
Education: B.A. in Journalism from The American University
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Expertise: News, Celebrities, Sports, Natural Disasters

Rebecca is the Senior Digital Editor, with a strong focus on News. So, if Southerners are talking about it, Rebecca is covering it. Rebecca has been with Southern Living since 2017 and enjoys the wide range of topics from shining a light on local heroes to providing ways to help our neighbors after disasters like tornadoes and hurricanes strike the South. She comes to Southern Living with nearly two decades of news gathering experience working in television, radio, and print.

Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys seeing independent films at the Sidewalk Cinema, shopping at her favorite local bookstore, Thank You books, and cooking for friends and family. Working at Southern Living has dramatically improved her kitchen skills.


Rebecca Angel Baer is Southern Living's Senior Digital Editor. She helped create and define the distinct voice for Southern Living's news department. Rebecca has been working in the news media in just about every form since she took her first internship at WKNO in Memphis at the age of 15. She comes to the magazine after spending nearly two decades working in radio and television news as a writer and producer. Rebecca leads the charge when big news hits the South.

Our region is frequently subject to outbreaks of severe weather and when that occurs, Rebecca makes sure our readers have the information they need to prepare ahead of a storm or how to help their neighbors in the aftermath. She is also on top of all the rest of the region’s news you need to know. From the Hallmark Christmas schedule to Southerners doing remarkable things to help their neighbors. She's a passionate news hound who is dedicated to bringing Southern Living readers all the important stories they need to know. 


  • CNN Writer and Field Producer: Rebecca spent a decade traveling the country creating feature stories, covering natural disasters, breaking news, and sports for CNN and HLN. 
  • Author: Rebecca co-authored the memoir, Living with No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier with Noah Galloway
  • TalkSPORT Radio: Rebecca lived in London and served as a producer for several different live radio shows over two years for the UK’s largest commercial radio station. 
  • Honors & Awards: Contributed to two Peabody Award wins for CNN; NAMIC Vision Award: Original Movie or Special; National Headliner Awards: Online Journalism for CNN Impact Your World


Rebecca earned a B.A. in Journalism from The American University.

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