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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!

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    Babysitter facing jail time for shaking a 5-month-old

    TROY, MO (KPLR) – A babysitter accused of shaking a 5-month-old baby from Troy, Missouri is now charged with felony child abuse.  FOX 2’S Rebecca Roberts spoke exclusively with the parents of this baby, who is still suffering the consequences of being shaken. Mariah Ramirez and Derek Podany discovered charges had been filed against their babysitter while they were at Cardinal Glennon.  Daniel, now 7 months old, just had surgery to relieve thickening blood in his brain. Daniel is a […]

  • Transgendered student uses girls’ locker room, causes controversy

    HILLSBORO, MO (KPLR) – Should transgender students be allowed to use the gender-specific locker rooms and restrooms of their choice? The controversy comes after a transgender student, who identifies as female, began using female facilities at Hillsboro High School. There were so many people who showed up to Thursday night’s school board meeting that they had to move it into the gym, something that has not happened for a regular meeting in the past. This topic was not even on […]

  • Thieves caught on video stealing cameras at Northwest Islamic Center

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) –Thieves were caught on camera stealing security cameras from a place of worship. It happened at the Northwest Islamic Center just outside Overland, during the holy month of Ramadan.  But it’s clear the sacred holiday did not deter these criminals. According to St. Louis County Police, 33 year-old Jessie Lacey, along with another man and woman, approached the Northwest Islamic Center overnight, and stole three security cameras off the side of the building. Islamic Center […]

  • Police confirm murder-suicide in Columbia, Illinois domestic dispute

    COLUMBIA, IL (KPLR) – We are learning more about the victim in a murder suicide in Columbia, Ill.  Police say 53 year-old Toni Hannon was shot and killed in a domestic dispute on High Ridge Drive Monday night. Toni Hannon was a respected real estate agent who worked for RE/MAX in O’Fallon. Friends and coworkers say she never knew a stranger, and volunteered to repair homes for needy veterans in her spare time.  Her boss, David Holden, says, “She made […]

  • Con artist captured at luxury car dealership

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KPLR) – A known St. Louis con artist now faces charges for buying two luxury cars with bad checks.  This time, auto dealership managers helped crack the case. On July 1st, 22 year-old Jody Williams bought a 2006 Jaguar from Plaza Motors.  He paid the $13,076 with a personal check. Plaza Jaguar Sales Manager Tyler Trenary says, “When he came back to get his vehicle the next day he had left here, he wanted to trade that […]

  • Coverdell Elementary on lockdown after police surround St. Charles home

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – A standoff with a man at a home in downtown St. Charles is over after almost 8 hours. The man was barricaded in his home located in the 1200 block of south Wheaton Drive from around 7am to 3pm. At about 7am police received a call to check the well being of a woman. They found her clothed and covered in mud, walking in the area of Elmwood according to a statement from St. Charles Police. Investigators discovered she […]

  • Medical professionals arrested for theft of pain pills

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – They train for years, and we trust them with our care.  But recently, some medical professionals got caught snatching pain pills on the job from patients who need them. Earlier this summer at StoneBridge Senior Living in Maryland Heights, police say Lisa Shank, a licensed practical nurse, was pushing a medicine delivery cart.  But she didn’t just deliver meds to the elderly; she snatched about 30 hydrocodone tablets for her own use. Maryland Heights Police […]

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    Elderly Tuskegee Airman has car and cash stolen while lost in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A 93-year-old Tuskegee Airman had his car stolen and was robbed in two separate incidents on Sunday night.  The robbery happened Sunday at McPherson and Sarah in North St. Louis Police say the victim got lost while driving to his daughter’s home Sunday night at around 11:30pm. The 93-year-old man pulled over to call his daughter. A man approached and entered the victim’s vehicle. The suspect took cash from the victim’s pant pocket. Then the suspect then got into […]

  • Police call arrival of Oath Keepers in Ferguson inflammatory

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – A group of armed former military and law enforcement members known as the Oath Keepers have stirred up controversy in Ferguson. Five of them, armed with assault rifles, walked the streets of Ferguson Monday night. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar spoke out against their presence, calling it “unnecessary” and “inflammatory”. St. Louis County Police Sgt. Brian Schellman explains, “It’s inflammatory, I think, because once you saw them, I was down there moving to the […]

  • Drivers thought man’s dismembered body was a deer

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The Missouri Highway Patrol is now on the hunt for whoever struck and killed a 35 year-old St. Charles County man on Highway 370. His remains were discovered Thursday afternoon by a state trooper. Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Al Nothum says 35 year-old Shawn Daugherty was heading home after watching the Cardinals game with some friends late Wednesday night when his truck broke down along westbound 370. It appears that he started walking, seeking […]

  • Suspects in Soulard carjacking range from 6 to 15 years old

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis police are investigating a carjacking late Tuesday night in Soulard.  The ages of the five suspects involved might make you do a double take.  Police say the suspects range in age from six to 15. The carjacking happened at around 10:30 Tuesday night, on the 1900 block of Menard in Soulard.  Police say two boys, a 15-year-old and a 12-year-old, robbed a woman with a pellet gun that looked like a semi-automatic pistol, […]

  • Wisconsin family has vacation cut short after rental car and luggage are stolen

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – It was a travel nightmare for a Wisconsin family visiting St. Louis.  All their luggage, along with their rental car, was stolen in Forest Park. The Lika family spent Tuesday evening inside their Wildwood hotel, getting ready to head back to Milwaukee. They were going to continue onto Branson, but after what happened in St. Louis Monday afternoon, they decided to cut their Missouri trip four days short. The Lika’s loves to travel, so it was […]


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