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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
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    Alderman French proposes committee to investigate officer- involved shootings

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- 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 (KPLR) – “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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    Man in custody after firing gunshots while driving down Manchester Road

    BALLWIN, MO (KPLR) – 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 (KPLR) – 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 […]

  • U.S. Marshals Service confirms off-duty officer involved in South County road rage incident

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KPLR) – 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, […]

  • Police investigating road rage incident

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – 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 […]

  • 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 (KPLR) – 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 […]

  • O’Fallon teen dies after concert at Jefferson County hotel

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – 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 […]

  • East side mayors angry over Gov. Rauner’s plan to cut income tax revenue with cities

    SPRINGFIELD, IL (KPLR) – Mayors from across Illinois filled the State Capitol Wednesday, to express their concerns over proposed budget cuts. Right now, 8 percent of Illinois state income tax money goes back to municipal governments.  Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner wants to cut that in half, to help the state balance its budget.  This would translate into multi-million dollar losses for some Illinois cities. If these cuts are approved by the state legislature, Belleville stands to lose $2.2 million to […]

  • Orphaned polar bear headed to St. Louis Zoo

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It’s official: a young polar bear named Kali (pronounced “Cully”) is headed to the St. Louis Zoo.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved Kali’s transfer Monday night. It’s a big deal that this polar bear is coming to St. Louis.  Since they’re endangered, polar bears can’t just be taken from the wild, unless they’re orphaned, like Kali was. About two years ago, a hunter shot and killed Kali’s mother in Alaska, not realizing she […]

  • Fire in St. Peters apartment complex displaces 2 families

    ST. PETERS, MO (KPLR) – A St. Peters apartment went up in flames Wednesday afternoon.  The two-alarm fire broke out at the Ridgewood Village apartment complex, just off Suemandy Drive, around 3 o’clock. When Central County Fire and Rescue responded to this scene, the back of a top floor apartment was completely scorched, the vinyl siding melted.  The tenant wasn’t home when his apartment caught fire. Central County Assistant Fire Chief Steve Brown says the fire originated on the outside […]


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