Rebecca Theim - Rebecca Theim has extensive experience on both sides of the corporate and media aisle. She spent 12 years as a reporter and freelancer with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Times-Picayune of New Orleans, the Tribune Publishing-owned South Florida Sun-Sentinel and Chicago Tribune, and as a communication executive with publicly traded and privately held companies in print and online publishing, entertainment, manufacturing, advertising and nonprofit advocacy. Most recently, she was communications director for the Nevada System of Higher Education, which governs the state’s seven public universities and colleges and one research institute.

Rebecca is author of 2013’s nationally award-winning Hell and High Water: The Battle to Save the Daily New Orleans Times-Picayune about that community’s grassroots efforts to save the newspaper, and the changes that continue to roil it and others across the country owned by one of the nation’s largest media companies.

Rebecca is a double graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications, and a past fellow in the Kiplinger Mid-Career Program in Public Affairs Reporting at Ohio State University, endowed by the Kiplinger media family. She lives with her family in the Las Vegas area, where she spends her free time as a continuing news junkie, cyclical bookworm, re-inspired fitness buff and Adobe Creative Suite pupil.

She can be reached at rtheim@wpntltd.com.