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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
  • Molotov cocktails thrown inside north St. Louis home

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Two north St. Louis residents are thankful to be alive and are scratching their heads, trying to figure out why three Molotov cocktails were tossed at their home. It all started Wednesday night around 10.  Joel Ellis and his mother were inside their house, on the 5900 block of Park Lane, when they suddenly heard a window break in their living room, and saw a small black bottle burst into flames. Ellis thanks his military […]

  • House of worship transformed by donation of stained glass after fire

    BRUSSELS, IL (KPLR) – Stained glass windows created by a master are now being repurposed by his great-grandchildren, to rebuild a church destroyed by fire. Since the Civil War, the tall steeple of St. Mary’s Catholic Church has marked the center of Brussels, Illinois, population: 141. In 2011, parishioners were in the pews on Christmas Eve, when the church caught fire.  “In the choir loft, one of the lights popped, and there was smoke, and flames shot down through the […]

  • Police seize drug used as an animal anesthetic at concert

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KPLR) – A drug that police haven’t dealt with in years has resurfaced.  Ketamine was seized at a concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Ketamine used to be the life of the party for drug users at raves and underground gatherings.  “Seven or eight years ago, we were hearing about ketamine, special k, quite a bit. Not lately, it’s been a while,” explains Dan Duncan, Associate Executive Director of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. […]

  • Thieves target cars warming up outside of homes

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – As our cold snap continues, many St. Louisans were warming up their cars Friday morning. But leaving those cars running provided a perfect opportunity for car thieves. Criminals stole at least five cars Friday morning, right outside the victims’ homes. The first theft happened around 5am on the 8800-block of North Broadway in St. Louis city. The victim wasn’t paying attention when suddenly a woman hopped into his truck and drove away. He attempted […]

  • Shattered stained glass window could cost thousands to repair

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It’s adorned a St. Louis church for nearly a century. Now, a stained glass window is shattered after someone slammed a brick through it overnight. The vandalism at St. John Nepomuk was discovered early Thursday morning by a maintenance man. “There was glass and lead all over the place, and a brick laying in the middle of the floor,” explains Deacon Mike Buckley. It was one of several bricks thrown at the church windows. Buckley […]

  • Conceal and carry permits have exploded across St. Louis area

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Concealed carry permit applications are exploding in the St. Louis area.  News 11’s Rebecca Roberts takes a look at these numbers and the reasons behind the big jump. On Wednesday, Terri Earls went to Top Gun Shooting Sports in Arnold to buy a gun, and learn how to use it.  “I want to get a permit for concealed carry, and I want to take the training classes, just for the protection,” she says. The […]

  • Surveillance photo from St. Louis Community Credit Union

    Burglar uses sledge-hammer to try to break into credit union

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A man used a sledge-hammer to knock a hole in the St. Louis Credit Union on Chippewa early Tuesday. He was a diligent burglar.  Police say surveillance video shows it took him 35 minutes to break into building. Despite the damage, his efforts were for naught. An employee who came to the scene told police that all the property and cash was secured and nothing was taken from the business. The suspect is described as a […]

  • Woman attacked after online dating encounter in St. Louis County

    FENTON, MO (KPLR) – For one woman, looking for love online led her to danger. According to St. Louis County Police, 50 year-old William Burns, Jr. met a woman through an online dating website.  The two decided to meet in person at Azteca Mexican Restaurant in Fenton. Restaurant employees tell News11 they didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary when the two were having dinner. But when they walked out to the parking lot, St. Louis County Police Officer Shawn […]

  • Pregnant teen among those arrested for downtown St. Louis attacks

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A number of teens are in custody tonight, wanted in separate but similar crimes that took place in downtown St. Louis. In each case, a victim was brutally attacked and beaten for seemingly no reason. One of those arrested is a pregnant 13 year-old girl, along with a 12 year-old girl and 14 year-old girl: her alleged accomplices. A 15 year-old boy was also arrested, accused of beating up and robbing a man, while still […]

  • Attorney attacked in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis police are searching for the young men responsible for beating up a lawyer in downtown St. Louis. Police say the incident happened Monday night just before 5 o’clock, on N. 10th Street, between Locust and Olive.  The 32 year-old victim was walking home from work, when 7 to 8 black males approached him.  They all appeared to be teenagers, wearing khaki pants and black shirts. The teens asked him for money, and when the victim […]

  • Families angered and upset over condition of Oak Grove Cemetery

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – They were promised eternal care for their loved ones.  Now, families tell News11 they are angry and heartbroken over a cemetery and mausoleum’s run down state. In this Fox Files investigation, Rebecca Roberts looks into the problems plaguing the Oak Grove Cemetery in north St. Louis County. “Years ago, Oak Grove was the elite place, basically, to have your family members buried,” said Jim Day, who has been paying his respects at Oak Grove […]

  • Gift cards, cash missing from Imperial church

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A Jefferson County parish is reeling after more than $31,000 worth of gift cards were stolen from a locked cabinet inside St. John Catholic Church. As business manager of St. John Catholic Church, Retta Nahlik gets to work at 5:30 every morning. This past Thursday, she discovered one of her desk drawers ripped out, and the locks broken on several others. She had a hunch that whoever broke into her drawers was looking for keys […]


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