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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
  • 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 […]

  • Franklin County jail guard accused of spraying mace on a pizza

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A Franklin County prison guard is accused of intentionally spraying mace on a pizza, then giving it to an inmate.  That inmate, Ricky Walton, reportedly shared the pizza with three other inmates, and all four got sick. Meanwhile, according to Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke, the guard admitted to using his pepper spray in the building, but the rest of his story is entirely different. Toelke explains, “He said when he test-fired the canister in […]

  • Vandals leave strange symbol on cars

    NEW BADEN, IL (KPLR) – On Wednesday, a strange symbol was discovered, etched onto several cars in a Metro East community.  In total, at least 20 cars were either vandalized in this manner, or broken into, overnight in New Baden. It’s not something you expect to see when you wake up on a Wednesday morning.  “All three vehicles, my oldest son’s truck, my van, and my youngest son’s car, had been keyed,” says West Ash Street resident Jimmy Mattson. The […]

  • Cat survives after being shot in the face with an arrow

      BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A cat barely survives being shot in the face with arrow, and now, a search for whoever shot him is underway. MoMo stares longingly out the window, anxious to return to the great outdoors.  But not a chance. “I just worry that this might happen again. And obviously somebody did it on purpose, because hitting him in the face, they had to be pretty close,” says Belleville resident Debbie Hayes. Hayes met the stray cat […]

  • “Right to Farm” amendment recount possible

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – As it stands now, Missouri’s constitution will be amended to include a section concerning the “right to farm,” after Amendment 1 passed by a mere 2500 votes.  With the margin so narrow, opponents of the amendment have been figuring out their next moves. It’s no mystery why the Right to Farm Amendment passed, according to Post-Dispatch Political Editor Christopher Ave.  He explains, “I think that the opponents of right to farm had a tough road […]

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    Voters watching “Right To Farm” Amendment closely

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Voters are also keeping an eye on “Right To Farm” issue. At Helen Fitzgerald`s on South Lindbergh, where opponents of Amendment 1, known as the “Right to farm” amendment, are watching the results come in. Meanwhile, supporters, which include a coalition of farming organizations, are gathered in Jefferson City Tuesday night. Supporters say the amendment is needed to protect agriculture in Missouri. Specifically, they say farmers need to be safeguarded against costly regulations, like restrictions […]

  • Parents upset over lewd graffiti on bridge

    LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Offensive graffiti in Lincoln County is worrying residents who have to pass these images every day. What’s just as upsetting to them is that no one is taking responsibility for removing it. Young kids in their go-kart zoom past lewd words whose meaning they don’t understand yet. But since this graffiti popped up, they’ve started asking. “They’re coming home and asking me what some things mean that I’d rather not discuss with them at this […]

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    Hidden chop shop discovered in backyard

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – East St. Louis investigators raided a chop shop on Thursday, located in a residential backyard.  The illegal operation had been going on for at least five years.  FOX 2 captured exclusive video as the scrapyard was cleared, bit by bit. A chain dragging an engine onto a flatbed isn’t what you’d expect to see in a residential backyard.  Then again, neither is the front half of a truck, or a car door poking up […]

  • St. Charles mother charged with making meth

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A St. Charles County mother is charged with making methamphetamine with her young child nearby. 34 year-old Natalie Goreham lived in her mother’s basement with her young son.  She’d been there less than two months, when undercover officers caught her with meth.  St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar says, “The most significant piece of that was that there was a five year-old child that was in the basement bedroom no more than a dozen […]

  • Brazen liquor store thief identified through DNA

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – A thief who broke into a liquor store through a hole in the roof last year has just been identified through DNA evidence. Police say the suspect cut himself while entering the building and the blood from the rooftop matched his DNA. At 3:20 in the morning, surveillance footage at Ferguson Market and Liquor shows the suspect dropping from a hole in the roof into the business’s back office. He heads straight for the cash register.  […]

  • Church appeals for help in providing shelter for the homeless

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KPLR) – It’s a church that the homeless see as a safe haven, but now, their pastor could be forced to evict them. Pastor Barnicio Cureton hopes to expand community service programs, now that he’s moved his congregation into an old school building on Cleveland Avenue. He explains, “We purchased it to do clothing, food, be a place where the community can come and find refuge.” When he bought the building from the East St. Louis […]


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