About Me

Hello! My name is Rebecca Harrington. I’m a Deputy Executive Editor for the News division at Insider, Inc., overseeing the teams covering politics, military and defense, breaking news, and sports. We work across Insider and Business Insider to publish breaking news, features, analyses, and investigations on the biggest stories of the day. These days, I…

Hurricane categories tell only part of the story

I first wrote this explainer on hurricane categories to explain how a category 1 or 2 story could still do a ton of damage, depending on how much rain and storm surge occurs. I often update the story with info on new hurricanes so people can compare what’s currently happening with past examples. See the…

An explainer on the 25th Amendment

Interest in many Constitutional issues has grown since President Donald Trump took office, including on the 25th Amendment, which outlines how a president can transfer — or be removed from — power. I wrote an explainer on the amendment and its history for Business Insider. See the full story here »