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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
  • Volunteers aid Kimmswick sandbagging operation in hope of sparing town from flooding

    KIMMSWICK, MO (KPLR) – The worries of flooding continue in Kimmswick, as the community calls for volunteers to help sandbag. In downtown Kimmswick, several shops, and the livelihood of many, sit dangerously close to the rising water.  Mayor Phil Stang hopes a makeshift levee volunteers constructed this past weekend will keep the city dry.  It was an expensive endeavor, but not as costly as a flood would be. The mayor explains, “A flood would be very, very expensive. And my […]

  • Police releasing few details in Crystal City death investigation

    CRYSTAL CITY, MO (KPLR)– A death investigation is underway in Crystal City. Police have confirmed this investigation, but are not saying whether it’s suspicious, until they gather more details. Crystal City PD investigating death @ Riverview Bend apts. Appears victim may have been dragged thru grass (pictured) pic.twitter.com/glCQ4Qr3hL — Rebecca Roberts (@RRobertsTV) June 26, 2015 It happened at the Riverview Bend apartments on Flagship Drive, just off Missouri Avenue. Neighbors say the victim is a middle-aged woman named Laura. They […]

  • Flood waters receding in Lincoln County

    LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The flood waters are receding in Lincoln County and rivers are starting to return back to their banks. Fields once covered with flood water are now drying out. But life far from back to normal, as businesses owners and homeowners are getting their first look at the damage done by the flooding. News11’s Rebecca Roberts was in Lincoln County with the muddy mess left behind.

  • 22 St. Louis area school districts agree to help Normandy and Riverview Gardens districts

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced a historic partnership on Tuesday between nearly two dozen St. Louis area school districts.  The goal is to help the Normandy Schools Collaborative and the Riverview Gardens School District to regain accreditation. Ever since Missouri students began transferring out of unaccredited school districts two years ago, some have labeled the program a complicated, costly burden.  But this new regional partnership between 24 St. Louis area school districts puts an […]

  • Homeowners dealing with flooded basements across St. Louis area

    O’FALLON, MO (KPLR) – All the recent rain has been a headache for homeowners across St. Louis, dealing with sewer backups and flooded basements. In a basement in O’Fallon, the sump pump stopped working. Because of the rain, it overflowed, causing water to seep into the carpet and walls.  A cleanup crew from Servpro vacuumed and suctioned the water out of the carpet and mat, then worked to measure the damage to the wall. In Jefferson County, it was a similar situation.  […]

  • Veteran recovering from heart attack finds his lawn mowing equipment stolen

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis police are searching for the thieves who snatched pricey lawn care equipment from a south city neighborhood.  It belonged to a veteran and his wife trying to make ends meet. Life hasn’t been easy for Alma and Kenny Kissel. In 2002, they both lost their jobs, so they decided to mow lawns to make ends meet.  Now, A & K Lawn Service mows for churches and the elderly. Some of their neighborhood work […]

  • AG Koster checks on progress to restore Oak Grove Cemetery

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – On Monday, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster toured a crumbling landmark in St. Louis, accompanied by families impacted by its deterioration.  Now Koster says more still needs to be done. There’s no for sale sign, but Oak Grove Cemetery is officially for sale now.  The cemetery has been in owner Marilyn Stanza’s family for years, but it seems all the upkeep the once-majestic cemetery requires is just too much for her to handle. “Marilyn is doing […]

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    Enterprise founder donates $30 million to conserve Forest Park

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Forest Park Forever received a record-breaking donation Wednesday. Enterprise Holdings Founder Jack Taylor and his family donated $30 million to the non-profit that works to conserve Forest Park.With its pristine paths, ponds, golf course, museums and zoo, Forest Park is a point of pride for many St. Louisans, including Jack Taylor.“There’s really no better place in St. Louis where the whole community can come together, and really feel connected and welcome and part of the […]

  • St. Louis city could raise minimum wage to $15 per hour

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A push to increase the minimum wage gains support from St. Louis leaders including Mayor Francis Slay. Right now, the min wage across Missouri is $7.65 an hour. If Mayor Slay`s proposal is approved, the minimum wage would more than double five years from now. This proposal, which will be reviewed by the Board of Aldermen, would immediate increase the minimum wage to $10.  Then, every year it would increase by $1.25 until it reaches $15 […]

  • Chesterfield establishes ‘safe exchange zone’ for online deals

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KPLR) – The City of Chesterfield is taking measures to keep residents safe when they buy online, particularly on popular e-commerce sites like Craigslist. Craigslist is great for making a few extra bucks or getting a great bargain. But inevitably, it involves interacting with a stranger. Chesterfield has established a “safe exchange zone” at city hall where you can bring your items and cash to meet that stranger in a safe and public place. According to the Chesterfield […]

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    Mayor Slay helps plant garden to attract butterflies at city hall

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis City Hall was fluttering with activity Monday morning. A group of preschoolers, along with Mayor Francis Slay and other community partners, planted a monarch butterfly garden outside city hall. It’s part of the city’s Milkweeds for Monarchs Initiative. Each garden is planted with milkweeds, which these butterflies depend on. The program’s aim is to connect people with nature in urban areas, while helping to revitalize the shrinking monarch butterfly population. There are already […]

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    Missouri man accused of kidnapping Florida teen after online relationship

    PACIFIC, MO (KTVI) – A Pacific man caught kidnapping a Florida girl he had groomed to be his sex slave is behind bars in Kentucky. It’s all thanks to swift police work and communication across state lines. For several weeks, 46 year-old John Rush chatted with a vulnerable 16 year-old online, authorities say, through a cell phone the girl’s parents didn’t know she had. The conversations were sexual in nature.  The details are perverse.  Rush named his victim “Babygirl Lauren”, […]

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