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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
  • Couple fed up with sewage spills at apartment complex

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – It’s a pungent, persistent problem that has residents of one north St. Louis County apartment complex up in arms.  Sewage has been spilling out of sinks and toilets, flooding their homes. Life at Trinity Park Apartments, located off I-270 and Lilac Avenue, has been a mess lately for Andre Felix and his girlfriend.  Their apartment flooded three times within the past three weeks. Each time, the property management sent a cleaning company.  Felix says, […]

  • Former waiter charged with credit card theft

    MAPLEWOOD, MO (KPLR) – In Maplewood, a brazen waiter now faces jail time for stealing a customer’s credit card and spending thousands with it. It happens sometimes. After paying for a meal, you accidentally leave your credit card at the restaurant, then go back the next day to pick it up. But one customer, dining with his family at the Maplewood Olive Garden, wasn’t so lucky. Maplewood police say his server, 18-year-old Jamon Anderson, snatched the card right off the […]

  • Laid off mechanic says Metro broke promise

    BOND COUNTY, IL (KPLR) – An Illinois man has gone through more tragedy in the past three years than some experience in a lifetime. And now, he’s been struck with one latest blow he isn’t sure he can weather. As Wayne Stief and his four children sit outside their Bond County home, there’s a dark cloud looming over the sunny afternoon. On Friday, Wayne will take his 15 year-old daughter, Odessa, for yet another chemotherapy treatment. Stief says, “It’s very […]

  • Overland food mart employee busted for selling synthetic marijuana

    OVERLAND, MO (KPLR) – An employee of an Overland food mart has admitted to selling synthetic marijuana behind the counter.  He is now charged with Selling an Imitation Controlled Substance. Woodson Grocery and Liquor sells typical snacks and refreshments, along with hard liquor, hookah, and other smoking paraphernalia.  And if you ask, you might be able to buy “Joker,” a form of synthetic marijuana. Overland Police Chief Mike Laws explains, “We had information from a confidential informant, early in the […]

  • St. Charles man dies after bitten by snake

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A St. Charles man is dead after he was bitten by a Copperhead snake.  It happened while he was camping with his son at Sam A. Baker State Park, just west of Cape Girardeau. According to Wayne County Sheriff Dean Finch, on Tuesday night, Levins spotted a snake right outside their cabin and picked it up.  Then, the 18 to 20-inch snake bit him three times on his hand. Less than five minutes later, Levins […]

  • St. Louis County man charged with stealing over $17K in scrap metal

    BRIDGETON, MO (KPLR) – A St. Louis County man, accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of scrap metal, now faces jail time. Bridgeton police say he targeted several businesses in an industrial area, including Key Equipment and Supply.  The company builds and sells garbage trucks, street sweepers, and other municipal equipment. All that work creates tons of scrap metal, worth hundreds, even thousands of dollars.  Company President Steve Hyink says, “We’ll sell that scrap, and then we’ll […]

  • Late night swim leads to child abuse charges

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KPLR) – The Fourth of July holiday weekend took a devastating turn for one St. Clair County family.  The father, 25 year-old Miguel Luna, is charged with endangering and abusing his young daughter.  Investigators say he took her into a dangerously cold swimming pool and struck her. St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson says it all started with too much liquor: “The man gets intoxicated. He takes his daughter into a pool, when it’s about 60 […]

  • Businesses around Fair St. Louis saw mixed results

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The largest event held in Forest Park in more than a century has come to a close.  In terms of traffic, parking, and safety, Fair St. Louis was a big success, but for businesses around the park, success was mixed. Coffee Cartel Employee Jason Douglas says, “We did think it was going to be more chaotic because of the parking situation and everything, but they handled it and planned pretty well, so people just had […]

  • FAIR

    Success – Fair St. Louis’ transition to Forest Park draws record crowds

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Fair St. Louis in Forest Park is over and many people who attended the event say it was a success. Fair officials estimate that more than 250,000 people attended the fair, over the course of the three days. That`s slightly more than fair attendance at the archgrounds. But, this venue is larger and more spread out, so fairgoers said it didn`t necessarily feel as crowded. Added law enforcement kept all those fairgoers safe. all weekend […]

  • Clean up underway after successful Fair St. Louis

    FOREST PARK (KPLR)- Fair St. Louis 2014 is now in the history books. The three day festival took to Forest Park this year due to construction on the downtown Arch grounds.  Crews have already begun to remove the portable restrooms and remove the trash cans from Art Hill and Shakespeare Glen. The stages and large tents will come down later in the day. Feedback from attendees has been mostly positive. Some noted that they did miss the fireworks over the […]

  • Parents question use of Miller Lite bracelets for kids at Warren Co. Fair

    WARRENTON, MO (KPLR) – Young kids walking around wearing Miller Lite bracelets has some fairgoers upset. Alcohol-related wristbands are usually designated for 21 and over areas, but the Warren County Fair is using them for general admission.  Warren County Fair Board President Paul Owenby explains, “It’s an identification purpose, is all it is, to show that you paid to enter.” Even though the wristbands are simply meant to prove who paid, one woman tells FOX 2 she was shocked and […]

  • Police see spike in motorcycle thefts in St. Charles County

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – Four St. Charles motorcycle owners are wondering where their bikes are, after waking up to find them missing from their parking spots. A few weeks earlier, another four motorcycles were stolen in O’Fallon. Police say each of these thefts happened overnight, and at apartment complexes. St. Charles Police Officer Erik Lawrenz explains, “From my past experience, they specifically target the motorcycles at apartment complexes, usually because they’re out in the open, and easily accessible.” In […]