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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
  • Mover charged with stealing jewelry

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – When you move to a new home, you trust the movers you hire to get all your belongings from point A to point B.  But for one St. Louis County couple, that trust was broken.  An employee of a local moving company is charged with stealing more than $25,000 worth of a customer’s jewelry. The victims hired Cord Moving and Storage Company to help them move out of their Clarkson Valley home. They hid […]

  • Homeless man dies in downtown St. Louis tent fire

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A fire killed a homeless man Friday in his tent near the Mississippi riverfront north of downtown while he was struggling to keep warm with a propane heater. On Friday night, roughly 150 homeless men and women took advantage of the hot meal and warm place to sleep at the 12th and Park Center. The man who died was there the night before, where the staff says he appeared agitated and left early Friday morning. […]

  • Police say Facebook buy, sell, trade groups becoming popular with criminals

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KPLR) – Buy/sell/trade Facebook groups have exploded in popularity in communities across St. Louis.  Hazelwood police say criminals are now turning to these pages to sell stolen goods, and they caught one recent seller red-handed. With a photo, brief description and asking price, it’s that easy to post an item for sale on the Florissant-Hazelwood Buy/Sell/Trade Facebook page. With more than 11,000 members and roughly 200 posts per day, group administrator Rory Schwartz says it’s tough to keep track of […]

  • Police and gold buyers team up to solve burglaries

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A string of St. Louis County home burglaries is now solved, thanks to a gold buyer. Throughout a 3-month period, police say 29-year-old Jessica Rayman snuck into several south St. Louis County homes, usually through a window, and stole jewelry, and other valuables. In at least 3 of these cases, investigators say she handed the jewelry to 27-year-old Stephanie Ernst that same day.  Then they say Ernst traded the contraband for instant cash at […]

  • “Exorbitant” fees removed for families at Oak Grove Cemetery

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Now, families can remove loved ones from a cemetery being sued by the state at a reasonable rate.  Last month, the Missouri Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Oak Grove cemetery in north St. Louis County, citing derelict and unsafe conditions.  One major complaint was the exorbitant cost to remove bodies from the cemetery. For Jim Day, it was bad enough that his loved ones were buried in a cemetery littered with potholes and […]

  • Stolen show horses recovered at auction

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Two award-winning horses were snatched from a farm on Ware Church Road in De Soto.  Only on FOX 2, Rebecca Roberts spoke with the horse’s owners, and explains what happened to the stolen animals. Meet Glory, Diablo and Copper.  These well-bred show-horses are Linda Maurer’s pride and joy.  But when her boyfriend, Tim Kime, went to feed them Saturday afternoon, he discovered Glory and Diablo were gone. Kime says, “I reported them stolen, and the […]

  • Mystery over St. Louis County man’s body found in a burning car

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A St. Louis County family is grieving after their loved one was found dead in a burning car early Sunday morning. It happened around 3:15am on McRee Avenue in St. Louis’ Botanical Heights neighborhood. Vinnie Cascella, 24, was listening to music on Cherokee Street until around 1:45am Sunday, according to his mother, Eve Cascella. An hour and a half later, St. Louis Fire Captain Garon Mosby says firefighters were called to the 4000 block of […]

  • 15th Annual Hardee’s Rise ‘N Shine for Heat fundraiser is another record breaker

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR)-One dollar goes a very long way to make a huge difference for those who cannot afford to heat their homes. The 15th Annual Hardee’s Rise ‘N Shine for Heat fundraiser was held Friday.  For a donation of $1 or more, participants got a Sausage ‘N Eggs sandwich with all the money benefiting Early numbers show that the event raised a record- breaking $275,000. The money will be used to help seniors, the disabled and the […]

  • Light snow, cold temps causing slick spots during morning commute

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The chilly temperatures and flurries this morning could have an impact on your morning commute. FOX 2’s Rebecca Roberts is live at the Tamm Avenue overpass with a look at road conditions.

  • Why They Did It: Understanding the hundreds of looters after Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – For the past five weeks, FOX 2 has worked with St. Louis County police to show surveillance footage of hundreds of criminals looting businesses in the Ferguson aftermath. The goal is to identify these looters, but these videos also provide a unique opportunity for law enforcement and criminologists to take a closer look at their behavior. On August 10th, the day after Michael Brown was shot; several people broke through the security gate outside prime sole […]

  • Tow truck driver and widow of ISP officer urge motorist follow move over law

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – It’s a law many people break every day, and that 70 percent of Americans don’t even know exists.  In this Fox Files investigation, Rebecca Roberts looks into the “move over” laws in Missouri and Illinois, and why breaking this law can be deadly for first responders. Steve Kainz moved as quickly as possible, as he exited his tow truck and secured a pickup truck.  It’s the part of his work day he dreads the most. […]

  • Thieves ransack church for copper

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis police are on the lookout for thieves who ransacked a church in north St. Louis’ Walnut Park neighborhood.  Judging by the evidence left behind, it seems the criminals made themselves at home. Senior Pastor Lee Harden discovered the devastating vandalism right before his Sunday morning sermon at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.  He says, “I felt tempted to say something angry, but that wouldn’t have done anything to help the people that were […]


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