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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
  • Florissant city councilman arrested for soliciting a prostitute

    FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – A Florissant city councilman was arrested for soliciting a prostitute in south St. Louis. According to police, he was caught by an undercover officer on South Broadway. FOX 2’s Rebecca Roberts dug up the details. According to St. Louis City Police, Tim Jones was driving along South Broadway around 11:30, last Wednesday morning. He pulled over next to a prostitute. He introduced himself as “Timothy J,” and asked repeatedly if she was a cop. Police say […]

  • Brentwood police arrest man accused of recording video up a woman’s dress

    BRENTWOOD, MO (KPLR) – Brentwood police say a man used his cell phone to record video up a woman’s dress, while she was shopping at Whole Foods. The victim and her boyfriend were shopping at the Brentwood grocery store, when he stepped into a different aisle.  When he returned, he spotted something disturbing: a stranger subtly holding a cell phone up his girlfriend’s dress. “It appeared that he was videotaping. So he confronted the man, and it’s my understanding, the […]

  • Downtown shooting leaves one dead and another wounded

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –A double shooting in downtown St. Louis has left one victim dead and another in critical condition. The shooting happened around 4:00pm at 10th & Clark.  Witnesses say a suspect opened fire from a silver car into the victims’ vehicle. The car then traveled to 18th and Pine, where police found the victims.  The rear window of the black Chrysler was shot out. The victims were taken to an area hospital by ambulance.  One victim later […]

  • Social worker says criminal laws related to HIV need to be updated

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A prostitute remains behind bars in St. Louis County, charged with exposing her clients to HIV.  Information on whether 25 year-old Nigaila Gibbs is being treated for HIV wasn’t readily available from the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office. “Anytime we see a person arrested under these laws, my mind goes to, is the new science being considered, is she undetectable, is Bob McCulloch’s office going to consider this information when he chooses to prosecute […]

  • Prostitute charged with not disclosing HIV status, again

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) –A prostitute convicted of exposing hundreds of men to HIV four years ago is charged with the same crime again. St. Louis County police received a tip that this HIV-positive woman was once again working as a prostitute.  They spotted her advertisement on Craigslist, and an undercover officer set up a meeting with her. This past Friday night, he met 25 year-old Nigaila Gibbs at the Clarion Hotel near Lambert Airport.  When she agreed to […]

  • Cancer Treatment

    MD Anderson Cancer Center discusses improvements in treatments

    CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – The president of MD Anderson Cancer Center was in St. Louis on Wednesday to address a group of local business and community leaders. At a breakfast held in Clayton, Dr. Ron DePinho discussed ways to continue improving the quality of cancer care for St. Louisans, and shared some of the latest advances in cancer research. Among these advances are medications to keep cancer patients’ immune systems going strong, and new mobile technology that could ultimately integrate […]

  • Affton women robbed after trip to casino

    AFFTON, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis County police are investigating whether two women who were robbed at gunpoint were followed home from a casino. Two women were heading home after a night out with friends at Lumiere Place Casino, and pulled into a detached garage, at one of their homes on Avenue F in Affton, just after 11 Tuesday night. Before they could get out of the car, they were greeted by two men wearing masks.  “They hold them at […]

  • Pine Lawn residents want mayor gone after being charged with extortion

    PINE LAWN, MO (KPLR) – Pine Lawn Mayor Sylvester Caldwell pleaded “not guilty” to federal extortion charges during his arraignment on Monday. According to court documents, “Mountain Dew in a cup” was the code phrase that Caldwell used with the owner of Eddie’s Towing Company, meaning he wanted cash in exchange for giving Eddie’s business from the city of Pine Lawn. In court, prosecutors indicated they have recorded evidence of his crimes.  “At this time, the mayor’s not guilty of […]

  • Burglary suspect steals TV while victims sleep

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St.  Louis police want you to take a good look at some surveillance pictures to help track down a burglar.  They say he broke into an apartment on Mullanphy Street in north St. Louis, and stole from a family, while the adults were asleep a room over. At around 6pm on August 24th, Shannon Jackson and his fiancée were taking a nap at their home in the Murphy Park apartment complex. Their kids were playing […]

  • Group plans to rehab south city homes for refugees

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A dozen dilapidated buildings could soon be rehabilitated in south St. Louis.  The project won’t just benefit the neighborhoods, but a group of foreign refugees seeking a better life. Toni Easter lives in a rehabbed home on Magnolia Avenue in Fox Park.  On her block, she laments there are more houses than people: “Each one has such a character, they sort of are the neighbors, the buildings themselves. And it’s kind of hurtful to watch […]

  • Friends and family call a mother a hero for saving daughters life

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Many are calling a St. Louis mother a hero, after she died outside a south St. Louis Walgreens, while trying to save her daughter’s life. Thirty-three year-old Colleen Segbers loved her 10 year-old daughter, Gwen, more than anyone in the world.  According to Colleen’s mother, just two weeks ago, Colleen said she’d never be able to live without Gwen, her only child. When an SUV jumped the curb outside Walgreens Monday night, barreling towards the […]

  • Man dies following fight at Belleville bicentennial celebration

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KPLR) – 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 says […]

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