Rebecca Daugherty "is a former director of the FOI Service Center, a special project of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, where she worked with journalists who encountered problems gaining access to public records, and on issues that threaten openness in state and federal governments. In 2001 she was inducted into the Freedom Forum's FOI Hall of Fame. She edited "Tapping Officials' Secrets," a guide to open government laws, "How to Use the Federal FOI Act," and various projects on access issues. She is a past president of the American Society of Access Professionals, and currently serves on its board. She holds two journalism degrees from the University of Missouri and a law degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.“ 
- Director, Society of Environmental Journalists
- ”Biography”, Accessed January 2007.