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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
  • Man dies following fight at Belleville bicentennial celebration

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A husband and father is dead, following a fight that broke out after Belleville’s bicentennial celebration this past weekend.  Now, the victim’s family is devastated not only by his death, but the fact that the suspect may never face charges. According to Paul Dontigney, his 48 year-old brother, Marc, was at the Beach Boys concert in Belleville Friday night, and went to Club Escapade with his wife and some friends after the concert was over. He […]

  • Huge crowd attends the Great Forest Park Balloon Glow

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The Great Forest Park Balloon Glow kicked off fun at Forest Park Friday night. Dozens of balloons lit up the sky for fans to watch. Saturday, events at the balloon race start at noon with the balloon launch happening at 4:30 p.m. Fox 2 and News 11 are proud media sponsors of the event.

  • Fenton father charged with shaking baby to death

    FENTON, MO (KTVI)– A Fenton man is charged with child abuse and murder. According to St. Louis County police, 30-year-old Jonathan Lawton shook his 3-month-old daughter this past Sunday, when she wouldn’t stop crying. The shaking caused severe swelling in the baby’s brain. After fighting for her life all week, the young girl died of her injuries Wednesday. Lawton admitted that he shook his daughter.

  • Man charged with child abuse after inflicting injuries with a belt

    BRECKENRIDGE HILLS, MO (KTVI) – A Breckenridge Hills man is wanted for abusing his ex-girlfriend’s children. Police say he struck an 8 year-old boy and 2 year-old girl with a belt, causing injury to both of them. According to Breckenridge Hills police, 28 year-old Marcus Allen got angry with his girlfriend’s son over breakfast, because the boy ate an entire honey bun, instead of saving half of it for his sister.  That’s when police say Allen beat the 8 year-old […]

  • Maryland Heights police K-9 dies of heat stroke

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – The Maryland Heights Police Department is investigating the death of one of their K-9’s.  Police say the dog died of heat stroke, while left in his handler’s backyard. Zeus came to Maryland Heights in 2009, all the way from Germany.  Throughout the past five years, the German Shepherd helped fight crime by sniffing for drugs and tracking down suspects.  The dog also had a gentler side, spending time with kids at Ranken Jordan Hospital, and […]

  • Police bust college text book scheme

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Pricey college textbooks proved an attraction for one community college student, but not for the books’ contents. A college senior faces jail time after police say he stole roughly two dozen textbooks from the campus bookstore where he worked. St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley Police say 23 year-old Ollie Coleman gave the books, along with his student ID and debit card, to an acquaintance, who sold the books back to the store. Coleman admitted to […]

  • Suspect steals cars while customers inside gas station

    BALLWIN, MO (KTVI) – Two vehicles were snatched from a gas station parking lot, while the customers were inside the convenience store. Customers who fill up at the QuikTrip on Manchester, just down the street from the Ballwin Police Department, say gas stations don’t get much safer than this.  Customer Ann Durborow explains, “QT, I think, is one of the safest places, because they have the police officers here all the time, especially at night.” One man felt it was […]

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    Two arrested after South County police chase ends with dog bite

    MEHLVILLE, MO (KTVI) – A south St. Louis County woman takes extra measures to stay safe after finding two men inside her locked home.  When the men tried to get away with her belongings, it triggered a cross-county police pursuit.  It ended with a k9 officer taking down one of the suspects. The victim, who wants to keep her identity hidden, tells FOX 2 she heard a strange noise when she got home after grocery shopping Thursday afternoon.  She circled […]

  • State’s Attorney says Robert Fricke case in legal limbo

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – FOX 2 continues to investigate why the suspect in a Columbia, Illinois kidnapping case never answered for a different crime he was charged with.  The suspect, 45 year-old Robert Fricke, also faces charges for choking a 7 year-old boy in a bathroom at Target, five years ago. Now, this case from 2009 is still pending, because Fricke’s attorney declared his “bona fide doubt” that the defendant fully understood the criminality of his conduct.  From there, Fricke […]

  • Columbia kidnapping suspect charged with choking another boy in Target bathroom

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – New details are emerging about the man accused of kidnapping a 10 year-old boy in Columbia, Illinois over the weekend.  Fox 2’s Rebecca Roberts spent the day looking into suspect Robert Fricke’s criminal history, and discovered that he also faces charges for another crime committed against a young boy in 2009. In an exclusive interview, she sat down with this first victim’s mother, who is outraged that Fricke harmed another child. “It’s chilling. I […]

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    “Fast Food Bandit” suspect arrested

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The suspect responsible for robbing at least four fast food restaurants throughout St. Louis has been arrested. A caller to the Maplewood police department turned him in after recognizing the suspect in video surveillance that aired on FOX 2 News last week. The surveillance video shows the suspect robbing the Maplewood Pizza Hut, as well as a Taco Bell on Hampton. Clayton Fisher, 31,  is now charged with robbery and being held on a $75,000 […]

  • Pesky worms munching their way across area lawns

    SWANSEA, IL (KTVI) – A warning for homeowners: an outdoor pest is devouring lawns across St. Louis. It’s called the fall armyworm, and hasn’t been a widespread problem in St. Louis in more than 15 years. On this beautiful September day, lawns throughout Mary Ann Richards’ Swansea subdivision look perfectly green.  Her lawn was among them until late last week. Within 48 hours, it suddenly turned brown.  “We were wondering what could have happened, we thought maybe it was the […]