Signing off for the last time

After eight years of covering courts, crime and just about every other topic imaginable, I am leaving The Journal News for a reporting job in New Jersey. This will be my last post on and on Completely Legal, the blog I created in 2008.

State and federal courts in Westchester is in the capable hands of staff writer Erik Shilling. He can be reached at

Rockland County courts will remain the purview of reporter Steve Lieberman, while Putnam County courts will continue to be covered by reporter Terence Corcoran. Their emails, respectively, are and

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.