You’ll soon be hearing more of a new voice on WHRO-FM. Rebecca Evans has been our arts and culture reporter for the past year, writing and hosting the arts review feature “Opening Night,” and we are delighted to welcome her to the team full-time! 

Born and raised in Williamsburg, Rebecca grew up listening to 90.3FM, acting in musicals, and seeing local symphony and opera performances. While studying at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, she developed expertise in the arts and a commitment to inspiring others to explore classical music. She later joined the writing staff of DC Theatre Scene, critiquing shows at the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Capital Fringe, and more. Simultaneously, Rebecca managed social media and community outreach exhibits for a health organization based in Northern Virginia. She moved back to Hampton Roads in late 2014 where she spent several years working in the nonprofit sector and as a copywriter for Anthem, Inc.

Rebecca is dedicated to using the arts to invoke action and build communities; she believes classical music to be a living, breathing, and relevant wonder that has the power to transform lives and spark new ideas. She is excited about combining her passions for classical music, writing, and media as she embarks on her career in radio.

Rebecca is pursuing a Master of Arts in Arts Administration at Goucher College. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Voice from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, singing at the Hunter House Victorian Museum in Norfolk, exploring her neighborhood in Ghent, trying new restaurants, and experiencing local art.

Please join us in welcoming Rebecca to the WHRO family!