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Rebecca Roberts joined the FOX 2 news team in September 2012. She came to St. Louis from Huntsville, AL, where she worked as a reporter and weekend anchor for the ABC affiliate, WAAY-TV. During her time in the Rocket City, Rebecca covered a wide range of stories, including the aftermath of the April 27th, 2011 tornadoes that devastated North Alabama. Rebecca also served on the Huntsville Young Professionals Executive Board of Directors.

Prior to her time in Huntsville, Rebecca worked for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, NC. Rebecca graduated cum laude from Duke University, with a major in Psychology and minor in Political Science.

When she isn't reporting the news, Rebecca enjoys fitness, photography, fine dining, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring all that St. Louis has to offer.

If you've got any story ideas or just want to say hi, Rebecca would love to hear from you!


Recent Articles
  • Source: Substitute teacher facing criminal investigation

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A substitute teacher in the Rockwood School District is hospitalized Thursday after being confronted by police regarding a criminal investigation, Fox 2 has learned. According to Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost, Missouri Highway Patrol investigators contacted him Wednesday, saying they needed to detain a substitute teacher at Green Pines Elementary during school hours. Authorities asked the substitute teacher to walk outside and talk with them. The teacher, identified only as a male, grabbed an object and […]

  • 6 friends canoeing from the Gulf of Mexico to Arctic Ocean

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Although their journey is charted, it’s never been done before.  Six friends are canoeing from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean.  FOX 2 caught up with the adventurers as they passed through St. Louis on Wednesday. With howling wind and snow in their beards, these intrepid outdoors-men arrived in St. Louis two months into their 5,200-mile journey. “The route that we’re taking has never been done before, that we know of, so […]

  • Hot black market items are not what you’d expect

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – These black market hot commodities won’t give you a buzz or get you high. Instead they’re perfectly legal, ordinary household items, which happen to be expensive, unavoidable necessities.  And criminals know that. It’s why Kirkwood police say Erica Murphy used counterfeit checks to buy baby formula at Walmart, with plans to resell it. In St. Louis County, police say David McCabe stole 17 bottles of laundry detergent from the Fenton Walmart.  In Clayton, more […]

  • Mover charged with stealing jewelry

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – When you move to a new home, you trust the movers you hire to get all your belongings from point A to point B.  But for one St. Louis County couple, that trust was broken.  An employee of a local moving company is charged with stealing more than $25,000 worth of a customer’s jewelry. The victims hired Cord Moving and Storage Company to help them move out of their Clarkson Valley home. They hid […]

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    Homeless man dies in downtown St. Louis tent fire

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A fire killed a homeless man Friday in his tent near the Mississippi riverfront north of downtown while he was struggling to keep warm with a propane heater. On Friday night, roughly 150 homeless men and women took advantage of the hot meal and warm place to sleep at the 12th and Park Center. The man who died was there the night before, where the staff says he appeared agitated and left early Friday morning. […]

  • Community leaders sleep outside to raise money for Covenant House

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – More than 20 St. Louis community leaders slept out in the cold Thursday night in sleeping bags and cardboard boxes to raise money and awareness for Covenant House. Covenant House helps young homeless people, aged 16 to 21, like 21-year-old Markeith Jackson. When his mother died three years ago, Markeith had nowhere to go. He often slept in cold, vacant houses. His father said he couldn’t live with him and suggested Covenant House. Markeith felt instantly […]

  • Police say Facebook buy, sell, trade groups becoming popular with criminals

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Buy/sell/trade Facebook groups have exploded in popularity in communities across St. Louis.  Hazelwood police say criminals are now turning to these pages to sell stolen goods, and they caught one recent seller red-handed. With a photo, brief description and asking price, it’s that easy to post an item for sale on the Florissant-Hazelwood Buy/Sell/Trade Facebook page. With more than 11,000 members and roughly 200 posts per day, group administrator Rory Schwartz says it’s tough to keep track of […]

  • Gold buyers help to solve string of burglaries

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A string of St. Louis County home burglaries is now solved, thanks to a gold buyer. Throughout a 3-month period, police say 29-year-old Jessica Rayman snuck into several south St. Louis County homes, usually through a window, and stole jewelry, and other valuables. In at least 3 of these cases, investigators say she handed the jewelry to 27-year-old Stephanie Ernst that same day.  Then they say Ernst traded the contraband for instant cash at […]

  • “Exorbitant” fees removed for families at Oak Grove Cemetery

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Now, families can remove loved ones from a cemetery being sued by the state at a reasonable rate.  Last month, the Missouri Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Oak Grove cemetery in north St. Louis County, citing derelict and unsafe conditions.  One major complaint was the exorbitant cost to remove bodies from the cemetery. For Jim Day, it was bad enough that his loved ones were buried in a cemetery littered with potholes and […]

  • Ferguson test-drive ticket has man claiming, “money grab”

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – In Ferguson, a man is up in arms after receiving a ticket for an unregistered vehicle on a car he was test-driving. Florissant resident Mike Wensel was hunting for a car with a powerful engine. He found a 1975 Regal on Craiglist, almost identical to the one he owned as a teen. It was too good to be true. He and his brother drove to Ferguson on a Saturday afternoon, to meet the owner of the […]

  • Parents rally around suspended preschool teacher

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Parents of preschoolers at Wilkinson Early Childhood Center are devastated that an award-winning teacher is getting fired, and are not afraid to voice their frustrations at St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams. Kelly Hahn was awarded ‘Pre-K Teacher of the Year’ on November 19. Fifteen days later, she was put on administrative leave. Parents said their kids came home crying every day, wondering where she went. Some kids even thought Mrs. Hahn had cancer. According […]

  • Stolen show horses recovered at auction

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Two award-winning horses were snatched from a farm on Ware Church Road in De Soto.  Only on FOX 2, Rebecca Roberts spoke with the horse’s owners, and explains what happened to the stolen animals. Meet Glory, Diablo and Copper.  These well-bred show-horses are Linda Maurer’s pride and joy.  But when her boyfriend, Tim Kime, went to feed them Saturday afternoon, he discovered Glory and Diablo were gone. Kime says, “I reported them stolen, and the […]