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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
  • Evacuation lifted after gas leak worries in Warrenton

    WARRENTON, MO (KPLR) – About 100 people are returning to their homes after being evacuated because of a gas leak in Warrenton late Monday morning.  Workers for the city of Warrenton were cleaning a sewer when they hit a gas line in the area of Cherry and Flora, not far off Highway 47.  They were worried that natural gas was following sewer pipes into area homes.  They ordered an evacuation to clear the area for safety. The Warrenton Fire Department […]

  • Police: Strong arm robber targeting women

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Police say a man who attacked two women this week was caught on camera, and is still on the loose. One incident happened Friday morning in University City. The other happened Wednesday afternoon in St. Louis, near Skinker and Delmar. In the first incident, police say a 53 year-old woman was walking south on Skinker while talking on her cell phone. Suddenly, a man struck her in the face, grabbed her cell phone and ran, disappearing […]

  • SUV crashes into dentist’s office, hits two people

    MEHLVILLE, MO (KPLR) – Two people in a dentist’s office waiting room were taken to a local hospital Friday after an SUV crashed into the building and hit them. According to the Mehlville Fire Protection District, the accident happened in the 11600 block of Baptist Church Road, in unincorporated south St. Louis County. Investigators said a patient at Mark Meyer’s dental office pulled into a parking space in front of the building. But instead of hitting the brakes, the driver […]

  • Teacher on paid leave over claims of stalking student

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – KPLR 11 has learned why a Valley Park teacher was put on paid leave in late January. Court documents show he was served with an order of protection for “stalking” a former student. When this teacher was first put on leave, the Valley Park superintendent said he was banned from school property while the school district and police were investigating. But no one would confirm what they were investigating. Finally some answers from the […]

  • Police find two dead near LaSalle Park after rolling gun battle on I-44

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Two people are dead after a rolling gun battle on I-44 near the Hampton Avenue exit. Just before noon Wednesday morning, an off-duty police officer witnessed the shots fired between two vehicles on westbound I-44. The vehicles got off at the Hampton exit, made a U-turn and got back on 44 eastbound, continuing to fire shots. Guns and other ballistic evidence were found scattered on the highway. Police shut down the ramps and several lanes […]

  • Street racers have safe alternative for racing at Gateway Motorsports Park

    MADISON, IL (KPLR) – Street racing may be to blame for recently sending two drivers to the hospital.  But there is a safe alternative for those who have a need for speed. This Friday, the stands at Gateway Motorsports Park will be filled with thousands of fans for Gateway’s Midnight Madness.  On the drag strip, about 500 racers will face off, two at a time, trying to achieve their fastest quarter-mile. Its fast and fun, but a far cry from […]

  • Waterloo winery catches fire twice

    WATERLOO, IL (KPLR) – An Illinois winery is devastated by fire for the second time in less than a week. Schorr Lake Vineyards in Waterloo caught fire for the first time Wednesday night, then again, early Monday morning. The fire broke out in the barn, where all the wine is manufactured. Waterloo Fire Chief Brett Wiegand says it’s unusual for a fire to fully reignite five days later, but the building’s construction posed unusual challenges.  He explains, “He did have […]

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    2015 St. Jude Dream Home is being built

    ST. PETERS, MO (KPLR)-Volunteers are putting together the frame of the 2015 St. Jude dream home to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The home is located at 111 Scenic Drive in St. Peters and will be built over the next few months. Once it is finished, the home will be worth $550,000. The Dream Home is once again being built by Payne Family Homes. You can win this house with a $100 raffle ticket and all proceeds go directly […]

  • No arrests in Ferguson police shooting; evidence under review

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) –  The shooter who fired on two police officers in Ferguson remains at large. The investigation continues and the reward for information on the suspect has gone up. There are no suspects in custody at this point. The reward for information leading to an arrest is upwards of $10,000. County police personnel say that there were so many rumors flying around, that Chief Belmar wanted to speak with the media to put those rumors to rest and […]

  • Police investigating tow truck theft in St. Clair MO

    ST. CLAIR, MO (KPLR) – A bright red tow truck belonging to a St. Clair, Missouri business was snatched from a secured lot.  The theft was caught on camera. Jeff Vogelgesang prides himself on the dozens of motion-censored surveillance cameras, recording 24/7 at his towing businesses and storage facilities, not to mention his code-activated electric gates. So he was shocked when police called him early Tuesday morning, saying his gate was lying in the road. Surveillance footage showed what happened. […]

  • Teen banned from school over “Non-Natural Hair Color”

    ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Controversy over hair color at a St. Francois County school: a high school junior was sent home because her hair was “not a natural color”, violating school dress code. Savannah Keesee should be in school on a Tuesday, but instead, she spent the day at home in Irondale, because of her hair. “She just wanted it a little bit different. We had a bunch of snow days, and did some girl stuff and dyed […]

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    Marijuana filled canister caused bomb scare

    OAKVILLE, MO (KPLR) – A marijuana joint inside a metal container caused quite a scare in Oakville Monday afternoon. The canister was dropped off outside the post office, causing a bomb scare. It happened around 1 pm at the Dierbergs shopping center on Telegraph Road. A witness spotted a man in a green SUV drop a metal canister with black casing onto a light post outside the Oakville Post Office. Then he hopped back in the SUV and drove away. […]

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