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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
  • St. Louis city announces plan to fund hiring more police officers

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – For the past 20 years, crime has been decreasing in the city of St. Louis. With that, the number of police officers has dwindled to around 1,250, from a peak of 1,600. But Mayor Francis Slay says it seems crime has bottomed out: “What we’ve seen since August, and we do believe there is a Ferguson effect, crime’s actually gone up in the city of St. Louis.  That is very concerning to me, and it […]

  • Homeless man charged with arson for Belleville fires

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KPLR) – A man who allegedly set three fires in Belleville last week is now behind bars. He now faces three arson-related charges. Seven days later, the smell of smoke still permeates the air around a West Main Street home. The early morning fire was spotted by Rose Harris, who was opening up Brite-Way Cleaners across the street.  She saw the flames, but not what caused them. Police say it was one of three fires set that morning […]

  • Police arrest suspect for stealing prescriptions from cars

    OVERLAND, MO (KPLR) – An Overland man who fought with police and stole prescription medication from his neighbor on Thanksgiving is now behind bars.  Police say it’s all thanks to residents working with them to solve the crime. Residents on Huntington Avenue in Overland, spotted someone rummaging through their neighbors’ cars, and called police with a description of the suspect.  Officers were able to track him down right away.   The suspect, 23-year-old Bryant Edwards, happened to live right down the […]

  • St. Louis city warrant amnesty expires December 31st

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The free pass for non-violent offenders in the city of St. Louis is coming to an end soon.  In October, roughly 220,000 warrants were forgiven, but many of those offenders could soon be arrested, unless they act quickly. Ronnie Walker knew he had a court date for his traffic ticket, but he just couldn’t make it that day.  He explains, “I’m disabled, and I’ve had some medical issues over the years, so it’s been difficult […]

  • Copper thefts from church a/c units in Jefferson County continue

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Thieves are continuing to target Jefferson County churches.  FOX 2 first reported seven of these thefts last week.  Now, more are being discovered. “They’re taking the covering off the air conditioning unit, and taking the condenser coils,” explains Captain Ron Arnhart with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. In some cases, thieves snatched the entire a/c unit.  Arnhart believes the stolen copper is sold for scrap: “They’re cutting lines, so they’re causing more damage than what […]

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    Locally built Chevy Colorado named truck of the year

    WENTZVILLE, MO (KPLR) – It’s an accolade St. Louisans can be proud of: The Chevy Colorado pick-up truck, built exclusively at Wentzville’s General Motors plant, was named Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year on Wednesday. Since September, workers at the Wentzville GM assembly plant have been busy creating America’s hottest new truck: the Chevy Colorado.  Plant Manager Nancy Laubenthal says, “The entire GM Wentzville team is just thrilled to have the opportunity to build this truck.” Now that this popular […]

  • Suspect charged in jewelry store robbery

    OVERLAND, MO (KPLR) – A thief is now facing charges after he was caught on camera, stealing diamonds from a St. Louis County jewelry store. You can see him on surveillance, walking into the Jewelry Exchange in Overland, wearing a printed white t-shirt, and blue jeans.  He goes to the counter, and asks to see a pair of 2-carat diamond studs with a $4,300 price tag. Jewelry Exchange Store Manager Kim McCall says, “[The salesperson and customer] were talking about […]

  • St. Louis Co. Health Officials: Flu has arrived

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The flu is officially here, and according to St. Louis County health officials, it’s come earlier than usual. Last week, the number of reported flu cases skyrocketed.  St. Louis County Health Department Epidemiologist Eleanor Peters explains, “We found 265 cases, which is over half of the amount of cases we’ve had so far, year to date. We’ve had 422 cases. So flu’s on the rise.” The week before, there were just 86 cases.  So […]

  • Shoppers concerned about security for Black Friday following violence in Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The busiest shopping day of the year comes just days after the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.  Now, some St. Louisans are concerned about shopping on Black Friday, due to the recent protests and violence. On October 13th, Ferguson protesters filled Plaza Frontenac, and posted their activity on social media, with #occupyfrontenac.  That protest wasn`t violent, but with Monday’s fires and looting, some are concerned about what could happen later this […]

  • Molotov cocktails thrown inside north St. Louis home

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Two north St. Louis residents are thankful to be alive and are scratching their heads, trying to figure out why three Molotov cocktails were tossed at their home. It all started Wednesday night around 10.  Joel Ellis and his mother were inside their house, on the 5900 block of Park Lane, when they suddenly heard a window break in their living room, and saw a small black bottle burst into flames. Ellis thanks his military […]

  • House of worship transformed by donation of stained glass after fire

    BRUSSELS, IL (KPLR) – Stained glass windows created by a master are now being repurposed by his great-grandchildren, to rebuild a church destroyed by fire. Since the Civil War, the tall steeple of St. Mary’s Catholic Church has marked the center of Brussels, Illinois, population: 141. In 2011, parishioners were in the pews on Christmas Eve, when the church caught fire.  “In the choir loft, one of the lights popped, and there was smoke, and flames shot down through the […]

  • Police seize drug used as an animal anesthetic at concert

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) – A drug that police haven’t dealt with in years has resurfaced.  Ketamine was seized at a concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Ketamine used to be the life of the party for drug users at raves and underground gatherings.  “Seven or eight years ago, we were hearing about ketamine, special k, quite a bit. Not lately, it’s been a while,” explains Dan Duncan, Associate Executive Director of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. […]


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