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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
  • Jennings Fire Department merges to save city money

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI) – As of September 1st, the city of Jennings no longer has its own fire department. Last month, residents voted to give up their fire department and join the Riverview Fire Protection District. Jennings’ fire house, 11 firefighters and two fire trucks are now part of Riverview. With a total of 33 firefighters, employees in both districts are pleased with the move, and say it’ll provide them with more manpower to better serve the residents.  “We have […]

  • St. Peters suspends red light camera use

    SAINT PETERS, MO (KTVI) – Starting September 1st, red light cameras in St. Peters will go dark. The city’s board of aldermen voted unanimously Thursday night to suspend the use of red light cameras, until the Missouri Supreme Court makes a decision on their legality. The reason for the suspension is not because the city opposes red light cameras.  The issue has to do with whether a red light camera citation can put points on a driver’s record. Since running […]

  • Police capture suspect in burglary of 2 churches and non-profit

    JENNINGS, MO (KTVI) – A suspect faces stealing and burglary charges after police say he broke into two churches and a non-profit in Jennings on Wednesday morning. According to Jennings Police Commander Lt. Jeff Fuesting, 35 year-old Joseph Johnson broke into a building on the 6600 block of West Florissant. He entered through a window and landed in the Tabernacle Congregation of God.  According to the church’s pastor, the thief snatched speakers, monitors, microphones, and a drum set. Police say […]

  • St. Louis County man charged with raping foster children

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – An accused serial rapist has been identified and charged in St. Louis County.  One victim reported the rape to police, and since then, others have come forward. The suspect is 24-year-old Lawrence Minor. According to St. Louis County prosecutors, his grandmother was a foster parent.  The rape victims were children placed in her care. According to the criminal complaint, Minor raped four different girls throughout a five year period. Timeline of when and how […]

  • Franklin County jail guard accused of spraying mace on a pizza

    Update:  The deputy accused of spiking an inmate’s pizza with pepper spray has resigned.  A disciplinary hearing was scheduled for Thursday at 9am. FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A Franklin County prison guard is accused of intentionally spraying mace on a pizza, then giving it to an inmate.  That inmate, Ricky Walton, reportedly shared the pizza with three other inmates, and all four got sick. Meanwhile, according to Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke, the guard admitted to using his pepper […]

  • Mr. Z: Talking to kids about the Ferguson crisis

    (KTVI)- Steve Zwolak, a St. Louis-based child development and parenting expert. With the recent tragic events in Ferguson, he has advice on how parents and family members can respond to any questions young children may have about the crisis in Ferguson and its aftermath. Steve Zwolak, aka “Mr. Z”, is then executive director of the University City Children’s Center and founding director of LUME Institute.

  • Trying to stay cool during the heat wave

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – El Monstero is a popular Pink Floyd tribute band. They spent Friday afternoon rehearsing in the blazing heat, trying to stay cool. Saturday night, the band will put on its first-ever show on Art Hill, for more than 11,000 fans. El Monstero bass player Kevin Gagnepain says it’s a top priority to keep everyone hydrated and safe. Water is key for workers, equipped in heavy gear, toiling on hot blacktop all weekend. They’ll be working […]

  • Vandals leave strange symbol on cars

    NEW BADEN, IL (KTVI) – On Wednesday, a strange symbol was discovered, etched onto several cars in a Metro East community.  In total, at least 20 cars were either vandalized in this manner, or broken into, overnight in New Baden. It’s not something you expect to see when you wake up on a Wednesday morning.  “All three vehicles, my oldest son’s truck, my van, and my youngest son’s car, had been keyed,” says West Ash Street resident Jimmy Mattson. The […]

  • Investigation into police dispatcher’s alleged mistake

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A police dispatcher’s misunderstanding may have sent officers to the wrong address while an attacker shot two people dead. Court documents say that Jessica Thompson was inside her apartment with a male friend when her boyfriend showed up. They say he tried to choke her. The apartment groundskeeper told the boyfriend to go away. Then he came back. Tony Jordan, 32, and Jessica Thompson, 25, both of the 5800 block of Cabanne were both found […]

  • Cat survives after being shot in the face with an arrow

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A cat barely survives being shot in the face with arrow, and now, a search for whoever shot him is underway. MoMo stares longingly out the window, anxious to return to the great outdoors.  But not a chance. “I just worry that this might happen again. And obviously somebody did it on purpose, because hitting him in the face, they had to be pretty close,” says Belleville resident Debbie Hayes. Hayes met the stray cat about […]

  • AmendmentOneRecount

    “Right to Farm” amendment recount possible

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – As it stands now, Missouri’s constitution will be amended to include a section concerning the “right to farm,” after Amendment 1 passed by a mere 2500 votes.  With the margin so narrow, opponents of the amendment have been figuring out their next moves. It’s no mystery why the Right to Farm Amendment passed, according to Post-Dispatch Political Editor Christopher Ave.  He explains, “I think that the opponents of right to farm had a tough road […]

  • Voters watching “Right To Farm” Amendment closely

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Voters are also keeping an eye on “Right To Farm” issue. At Helen Fitzgerald`s on South Lindbergh, where opponents of Amendment 1, known as the “Right to farm” amendment, are watching the results come in. Meanwhile, supporters, which include a coalition of farming organizations, are gathered in Jefferson City Tuesday night. Supporters say the amendment is needed to protect agriculture in Missouri. Specifically, they say farmers need to be safeguarded against costly regulations, like restrictions […]