Rebecca Blumenstein is a news editor and the deputy New York bureau chief for technology for The Wall Street Journal.
Prior to being named to her current position in February 2001, she had been a technology reporter in New York and covered long-distance carriers, including AT&T Corp., MCI WorldCom, Sprint Corp. and Qwest Communications International Inc.
Ms. Blumenstein joined the Journal in November 1995 as a reporter in the Detroit bureau where she covered General Motors Corp. In September 1998, she transferred to the Journal's New York bureau to cover telecommunications.
Prior to joining the Journal, Ms. Blumenstein was a reporter at Newsday. She worked at the Tampa (Fla.) Tribune from 1989 until April 1991, when she joined Gannett Newspapers. While at both Gannett and Newsday, she spent six months for each news organization in Albany, N.Y., covering the state legislature.
Ms. Blumenstein received a 1993 New York Newswomen's Award for best deadline writing for her coverage of the aftermath of the Long Island Railroad shootings.
Ms. Blumenstein attended the University of Michigan, where she graduated with a degree in economics and social science. While at the university she was editor in chief of the student newspaper, the Michigan Daily, and after graduation, she was a summer intern at New York Newsday.