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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
  • Clean slate for unpaid traffic tickets, misdemeanors

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – This weekend, there’s help for those with outstanding warrants in St. Louis. Better Family Life is hosting its annual amnesty program at St. Louis Community College. If you’ve got an outstanding warrant from an unpaid traffic ticket, misdemeanor or unresolved child support case, the Amnesty Project will help you lift that burden. Brandy Roddy got a speeding ticket, but never paid the fine. “It becomes, ‘Do you have the money to do that?’” Roddy said. […]

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    Rolla man arrested in ‘missing juveniles’ case tied to sex trafficking

    PHELPS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A Rolla man was arrested Thursday in connection to a missing persons case from earlier this month involving juveniles, the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department said. According to Phelps County Sherriff Richard Lisenbe, the department issued an endangered person advisory for two teenage girls who went missing July 3 from the 16000 block of Highway 63. Detectives were tipped that the girls could be found in the 5900 block of Sherry in St. Louis. Court documents […]

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    Funeral Directors and Morticians to hold stop the violence rally this Sunday

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The homicides in St. Louis keep climbing.  Now, funeral directors are trying their hand at making a difference.  This Sunday at 1 o’clock, a group of funeral directors and roughly two dozen hearses will parade through St. Louis neighborhoods; a mock funeral to open residents’ eyes to the violence plaguing the community. At the Ronald L. Jones funeral home, Cynthia Allen sat sobbing.  She was there making funeral arrangements for her 22-year-old son, Roger Sales. Sales […]

  • Ameren MO working overtime to restore power to West County residents, businesses

    CHESTERFIELD (KPLR) – Ameren crews have been working non-stop since Monday night to restore power to residents in the Chesterfield area. Intense storms toppled power poles, knocking out electricity for thousands of customers. The hardest hit area was along Clayton Road where it intersects with Schoettler Road. That is basically where Chesterfield, Ballwin, and Town and Country all come together. 80 Ameren workers are braving brutal heat to try and get all of the power back on. The storms tore the […]

  • VA seeks to expand Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- The Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is filling up and the final resting place for veterans needs more space. If burials continue at the current rate, the cemetery will be filled in just six years. That`s why the Department of Veterans Affairs has asked St. Louis County to sell a 38-acre portion of Sylvan Springs Park, which is right next to the cemetery. With these additional acres, the cemetery wouldn`t be full for another 17-years. However, expanding […]

  • Search continues for missing towboat crew member on Mississippi River

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for a missing boater on the Mississippi River.  He was thrown from a towboat that sank Sunday night around 6:30. According to St. Louis Fire Department officials, it happened when a towboat belonging to Osage Marine Services collided with a barge.  Two crew members were rescued by another towboat, uninjured. But the third crew member is still missing. On Monday, the Army Corps of Engineers’ sonar-equipped boat located […]

  • Loop Trolley one step closer to completion

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KPLR)- The Loop Trolley will be one step closer to completion. Starting at 7a.m. Wednesday, crews will be pouring the concrete. Over the next two days, 35 truckloads of cement will be poured to fill the first section of the track, running along Delmar from Kingsland to Mehlville. When it`s finished by the end of next year, the two-mile Loop Trolley will connect The Loop with Forest Park, with a turnaround at the Missouri History Museum. It`s […]

  • Man shot, killed in south city

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The murder count continues to climb in St. Louis. One man in his 30s was shot and killed shortly before 1 a.m. in South City. The shooting happened on Bingham Avenue where police say the victim was shot once in the chest, and possibly the back. He was found outside a house and then rushed to the hospital where he died. Police are investigating both inside the home and around it. No word if the […]

  • MoDOT to rehab I-44 bridge over Meramec River

    FENTON, MO (KPLR) – If the Interstate 44 bridge over the Meramec River is part of your commute, expect some delays. MoDOT is starting a new project on the I-44 bridge over the river near the I-270 approach. For the next six weeks, one lane on eastbound I-44 will be closed around the clock. Crews will start on the far left lane, moving their way over, every 10 days or so. To avoid congestion, you may want to consider an […]

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    Ted Drewes burgled overnight

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – After a hot, sunny weekend, some criminals thought it was the perfect opportunity to break into a St. Louis summertime institution. Detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are working to identify whoever broke into Ted Drewes overnight on Chippewa. Store manager Chris Beckemeier said thieves smashed a window leading to an upstairs office. They took a cash register with only a small amount of change inside. The criminals left empty-handed otherwise, because employees had […]

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    Washington University computer camp lets kids go wild on Minecraft

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – At Washington University this summer, kids who love the popular computer and video game Minecraft are living the dream. At a week-long camp hosted by iD Tech Camps, the campers are learning how to program and create their very own Minecraft games. Minecraft allows players to build their own levels using blocks. Nine-year-old camper John Spivey is particularly proud of the flame-throwing sword he created. “I came in this camp probably knowing nothing about computer Minecraft […]

  • Family of missing Ste. Genevieve grandmother still searching for answers

    STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, MO (KPLR)- Today’s the one year anniversary of the disappearance of a 53-year-old grandmother. Investigators in Ste. Genevieve County are still working to find out what happened to this grandmother of seven. Lynn Messer and her husband Kerry lived what seemed like an idyllic, pastoral life. They worked on their farm, were deeply involved in their church, and lobbied for traditional family values in the state capital. But early in the morning on July 8, 2014, Kerry […]


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