About Rebecca Bellan, Freelance Journalist

Professionally speaking…

I’m a reporter for TechCrunch covering transportation, with a particular interest in micromobility, EVs, autonomous vehicles, gig economy, MaaS and more. I moved to New Zealand in 2021, so I have also been covering Australia/New Zealand startups/tech/news. 

As a freelance journalist, I have written about urbanism, policy, culture, technology, travel and food. My skillset has recently evolved to include data journalism, and I’m interested in collaborating using visual storytelling. My editorial work has appeared in CityLab, The Daily Beast, i-D, Mother Jones, Matador Network, and The Atlantic.

My reporting and research skills are excellent. I’m curious and skeptical, a critical thinker and a day-dreamer. I can make almost any topic interesting, and I’m not afraid to hit the pavement or pick up the phone. 

Personally speaking…

Crave adventure and hate monotony. Debilitated by new country FOMO, slowed down by petting strangers’ dogs in the street. Can’t resist the urge to remove shoes and barefoot climb a tree. Not above putting bread in my purse. Can be as sweet or as mean as a cat. Hard on myself and on others. Incorrect singer of song lyrics, potty mouth extraordinaire, finisher of your plate, wearer of mismatched socks, giver of tough love and homemade lasagna. Both a lover and a fighter, both responsible and reckless, but mostly I’m a wanderer.


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