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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
  • Huge crowd attends the Great Forest Park Balloon Glow

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– The Great Forest Park Balloon Glow kicked off fun at Forest Park Friday night. Dozens of balloons lit up the sky for fans to watch. Saturday, events at the balloon race start at noon with the balloon launch happening at 4:30 p.m. Fox 2 and News 11 are proud media sponsors of the event.

  • Man charged with child abuse for inflicting injuries with a belt

    BRECKENRIDGE HILLS, MO (KPLR) – A Breckenridge Hills man is wanted for abusing his ex-girlfriend’s children. Police say he struck an 8 year-old boy and 2 year-old girl with a belt, causing injury to both of them. According to Breckenridge Hills police, 28 year-old Marcus Allen got angry with his girlfriend’s son over breakfast, because the boy ate an entire honey bun, instead of saving half of it for his sister.  That’s when police say Allen beat the 8 year-old […]

  • Maryland Heights police K-9 dies of heat stroke

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) – The Maryland Heights Police Department is investigating the death of one of their K-9’s.  Police say the dog died of heat stroke, while left in his handler’s backyard. Zeus came to Maryland Heights in 2009, all the way from Germany.  Throughout the past five years, the German Shepherd helped fight crime by sniffing for drugs and tracking down suspects.  The dog also had a gentler side, spending time with kids at Ranken Jordan Hospital, and […]

  • Police bust college text book scheme

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Pricey college textbooks proved an attraction for one community college student, but not for the books’ contents. A college senior faces jail time after police say he stole roughly two dozen textbooks from the campus bookstore where he worked. St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley Police say 23 year-old Ollie Coleman gave the books, along with his student ID and debit card, to an acquaintance, who sold the books back to the store. Coleman admitted to […]

  • State’s Attorney says Robert Fricke case in legal limbo

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KPLR) – News11 continues to investigate why the suspect in a Columbia, Illinois kidnapping case never answered for a different crime he was charged with.  The suspect, 45 year-old Robert Fricke, also faces charges for choking a 7 year-old boy in a bathroom at Target, five years ago. Now, this case from 2009 is still pending, because Fricke’s attorney declared his “bona fide doubt” that the defendant fully understood the criminality of his conduct.  From there, Fricke was […]

  • Columbia kidnapping suspect charged with choking another boy in Target bathroom

    ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KPLR) – New details are emerging about the man accused of kidnapping a 10 year-old boy in Columbia, Illinois over the weekend.  Fox 2’s Rebecca Roberts spent the day looking into suspect Robert Fricke’s criminal history, and discovered that he also faces charges for another crime committed against a young boy in 2009. In an exclusive interview, she sat down with this first victim’s mother, who is outraged that Fricke harmed another child. “It’s chilling. I […]

  • Pesky worms munching their way across area lawns

    SWANSEA, IL (KPLR) – A warning for homeowners: an outdoor pest is devouring lawns across St. Louis. It’s called the fall armyworm, and hasn’t been a widespread problem in St. Louis in more than 15 years. On this beautiful September day, lawns throughout Mary Ann Richards’ Swansea subdivision look perfectly green.  Her lawn was among them until late last week. Within 48 hours, it suddenly turned brown.  “We were wondering what could have happened, we thought maybe it was the […]

  • Cherokee neighborhood wins battle to block Dollar General

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – After months of protests, concerned south St. Louis citizens got their way. A Dollar General store won’t be moving into a Benton Park building, just off Cherokee Street. Nancy Seymour has lived on the corner of Jefferson and Cherokee Street for 31 years. The building across the street was once a grocery store, then a Hoods hardware store.  Now it’s empty, with a dark, overgrown parking lot. Seymour says, “I have seen drug hookups, prostitution […]

  • Maplewood police search for mystery fast food bandit

    MAPLEWOOD, MO (KPLR) – Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who’s been robbing fast food restaurants around St. Louis. On surveillance video at the Maplewood Pizza Hut, a casually dressed man is seen pacing inside the restaurant for a full thirty minutes.  Police say he tells an employee he’s waiting on his girlfriend to bring some cash for pizza, and nobody questions it. Then just before midnight, he pulls a gun.  Maplewood Police Detective Mike Gilb […]

  • Jennings Fire Department merges to save city money

    JENNINGS, MO (KPLR) – As of September 1st, the city of Jennings no longer has its own fire department. Last month, residents voted to give up their fire department and join the Riverview Fire Protection District. Jennings’ fire house, 11 firefighters and two fire trucks are now part of Riverview. With a total of 33 firefighters, employees in both districts are pleased with the move, and say it’ll provide them with more manpower to better serve the residents.  “We have […]

  • Police capture suspect in burglary of 2 churches and non-profit

    JENNINGS, MO (KPLR) – A suspect faces stealing and burglary charges after police say he broke into two churches and a non-profit in Jennings on Wednesday morning. According to Jennings Police Commander Lt. Jeff Fuesting, 35 year-old Joseph Johnson broke into a building on the 6600 block of West Florissant. He entered through a window and landed in the Tabernacle Congregation of God.  According to the church’s pastor, the thief snatched speakers, monitors, microphones, and a drum set. Police say […]

  • St. Louis County man charged with raping foster children

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – An accused serial rapist has been identified and charged in St. Louis County.  One victim reported the rape to police, and since then, others have come forward. The suspect is 24-year-old Lawrence Minor. According to St. Louis County prosecutors, his grandmother was a foster parent.  The rape victims were children placed in her care. According to the criminal complaint, Minor raped four different girls throughout a five year period. Timeline of when and how […]

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