Rebecca Messina, The Week UK

Rebecca Messina is the deputy editor of The Week's UK digital team. She first joined The Week in 2015 as an editorial assistant, later becoming a staff writer and then deputy news editor, and was also a founding panellist on "The Week Unwrapped" podcast. In 2019, she left to become a digital editor on lifestyle magazines in Bristol, in which role she oversaw the launch of interiors website, before returning to The Week in 2024. 

Rebecca became interested in journalism while studying French and Italian at the University of Oxford, and got her first work experience during a year abroad, as an intern on Internazionale, followed by a stint as a writer for Rome-based English-language newspaper The Italian Insider. After graduating, she began her career as an editorial assistant at AOL. In her spare time, she is also a panellist on "Today in History with the Retrospectors", a British Podcast Awards-nominated daily history show.

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