Rebecca Buckman is a special writer in the San Francisco bureau of The Wall Street Journal where she currently covers the venture-capital industry and area start-up companies.
Ms. Buckman transferred to the San Francisco bureau in 2000 to cover Microsoft Corp. and other technology issues. In 2003, she moved to Hong Kong, where she wrote about economics, trade and, later, telecommunications in Asia. Ms. Buckman returned to the Journal's San Francisco bureau in October 2005.
In May 1996, Ms. Buckman joined the Dow Jones News Service, a real-time newswire of Dow Jones & Company, as a reporter and covered the telecommunications industry. She began covering the securities industry in September 1996 and was named a special writer for the newswire in May 1998. She moved to the Journal as a special writer in June 1998, writing for the Money & Investing section and covering on-line investing.
Prior to joining Dow Jones, she worked as a general assignment and education reporter for the Indianapolis Star and News from mid-1992 to April 1996.
In 1999, Ms. Buckman and a Journal colleague received a Front Page Award in the specialized reporting category from the Newswomen’s Club of New York. She was a member of a Dow Jones Newswires’ team that received a 1998 Best of Business Award from the Society of Business Editors and Writers for the team’s coverage of the U.S. stock market plunge in October 1998. In 1996 and 1997, she was a member of reporting teams that received Dow Jones Newswires Awards for distinguished real-time journalism. Respectively, the awards were for stories explaining the stock market’s persistent climb and for the series, Power Surge, a comprehensive look ahead as the $200 billion U.S. electric utilities industry deregulates.
Born in Englewood, N.J., Ms. Buckman received a bachelor of science degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She was a summer news intern for USA Today in 1991 and a Pulliam Fellow at the Indianapolis Star during the summer of 1992.