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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
  • County public works employees accused of stealing from nuisance home

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Government workers, assigned to help beautify St. Louis County neighborhoods, stole from one instead. Nineteen year-old Aaron Horton and 20-year-old Anthony Powell-Bey worked for the St. Louis County Public Works Department. Their job was to mow overgrown lawns of vacant homes that were deemed public nuisances. “They’re vacant because the homeowners or whoever just left, and nobody cares for them after they’re gone,” said neighbor Janet Pearson. “It took a while for them to […]

  • Alderman French proposes committee to investigate officer- involved shootings

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- It’s a hot topic, and now officer-involved shootings in the City of St. Louis could be investigated. Alderman Antonio French will introduce the resolution to the Board of Aldermen at City Hall Thursday morning at 10a.m. It calls for select group of aldermen to look into reports of police-involved shootings. The reason is because the Civilian Oversight Board won`t be formed until 2016. This committee would be in place until then and look into police- involved […]

  • Pedestrian deaths up in St. Louis city

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – “Hit and run” and “pedestrian struck” are phrases we’ve been hearing too often lately in St. Louis.  As it turns out, statistics show these incidents have been happening quite often. On Sunday night, 64 year-old Jerrel Nixon, known as “the Rose Man”, was crossing Natural Bridge Road, when he was hit by a vehicle that was speeding and ran a red light. He never made it home. “His not being seen is just, I can’t […]

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    Woman says she killed cats because grandchildren wouldn’t clean rooms

    GODFREY, IL (KTVI) – A kitten-killing grandmother is behind bars in Madison County. Investigators say the Godfrey woman killed her granddaughter’s cat and four kittens with a hammer, to teach her grand kids a lesson. The animal abuse was discovered at the family’s home on the 5000-block of West Victor Drive. On Monday evening, the 13 year-old granddaughter opened the freezer, looking for a snack, and made a nauseating discovery.  There was her beloved cat, dead inside the freezer.  The […]

  • Man in custody after firing gunshots while driving down Manchester Road

    BALLWIN, MO (KTVI) – Shots rang out in the middle of the day on Manchester Road in west St. Louis County.  Ballwin police already have a suspect in custody. It began around 1:30 pm Monday afternoon, when Ballwin police received a report of shots fired at the Dick Dean Volkswagen dealership on Manchester.  Ballwin Police Sgt. Jim Heldmann says the suspect was driving a black Cadillac Escalade.  He sped out of the dealership parking lot, heading east on Manchester, then […]

  • Father’s eviction notice ends with Pit Bulls shot & SWAT Team called

    GLASGLOW VILLAGE, MO(KTVI) – An attempt to deliver eviction papers went awry, leading to the shooting of two dogs, and the SWAT Team responding to the scene. It began just before 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, when a sheriff’s deputy arrived at a home on Hobkirk in Glasgow Village, to serve an eviction notice. When the deputy approached the home, he says the resident released his pit bulls, who came charging toward him. The deputy shot both dogs in the face. […]

  • Off-duty officer accused of pistol-whipping man in road rage incident

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KTVI) – New details are emerging about a road rage incident that happened near Jefferson Barracks on Mother’s Day. The U.S. Marshals service has confirmed that one of their off-duty officers was involved in the alleged assault. Donald Akers needs surgery after he says he was pistol-whipped by an off-duty officer.  “He hit me right across the nose with it,” Donald explained, “Broke my nose, my sinus cavities, broke my teeth.” It all started when Akers’ wife, […]

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    Man suffers broken nose, teeth in South County road rage incident

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County Police are investigating a road rage incident that happened Sunday near Jefferson Barracks.  FOX 2’s Rebecca Roberts sat down with the Bonne Terre couple, who feel they’re lucky to be alive. Janet and Donald Akers were heading to Jefferson Barracks on Mother’s Day, to place flowers on Janet’s mother’s grave.  They never made it. As they exited I-255 at Telegraph Road, Janet Akers honked her horn when a black Dodge Ram […]

  • Velda City owes $45,000 to auto body shop

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) – A Hazelwood auto body shop wants a North County municipality to pay up after its owed tens of thousands of dollars for repairs on city vehicles. Kurtis Barks works with more than a dozen nearby municipalities, towing and repairing their city vehicles. He started working with Velda City in 2008, and quickly became close with the police chief, who was in constant contact whenever a squad car needed fixing. “Phenomenal relationship. I had him over at […]

  • High school student killed in north St. Louis County hit and run

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police are still looking for a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian on Chambers Road near Green Valley Drive Thursday night. St. Louis County police had the intersection blocked off for hours while they investigated. Investigators say a maroon sedan, possibly a Lincoln, was heading west on Chambers when it may have run a red light while speeding and hit a pedestrian. Police and witnesses say the scene was horrific. Devastated friends and family […]

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    Charlack man shocked after finding his stolen items at pawn shop; sold by neighbor

    CHARLACK, MO (KTVI) – A Charlack man went from victim to crime-solver, after he recovered his own stolen belongings.  FOX 2’s Rebecca Roberts talked with the man about he tracked them down. When Toney Martin returned home to the San Rafael apartments, he quickly realized someone had broken in.  “I tried to put my key in the door.  I couldn’t put it in because they tried to break in with a screwdriver,” he says. Then, he saw his window was […]

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    O’Fallon teen dies after concert at Jefferson County hotel

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Family and friends are grieving after a 17 year-old from O’Fallon, Missouri, died at a music festival over the weekend.  It happened at the Morse Mill Hotel in Jefferson County. According to a witness, paramedics at the scene said Cassandra Patredis likely died of an overdose, but investigators can’t confirm that until toxicology results come back.  Unfortunately, that could take 2 to 3 months.  Until then, devastated friends and family are left to wonder. The […]