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Rebecca joined Fox 17 in March 2016 after spending nearly two years in the Upper Peninsula as a reporter at TV6 in Marquette, Michigan. Her time in the U.P. was spent covering the latest winter storm and reporting rink side at college hockey games, but she also traveled to San Diego to experience Marine Corps boot camp firsthand.

Rebecca graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and English. Before graduating, Rebecca spent time interning at Comcast Sportsnet New England in Boston and ESPN Radio in State College, PA.

Rebecca grew up outside of Philadelphia in Southern New Jersey. She’s a lover of all Philadelphia sports teams and, of course, the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Rebecca enjoys spending time at the beach, sailing, cooking and playing the piano.

Rebecca is excited to be in West Michigan and can’t wait to tell your stories!

Recent Articles
  • Muskegon teachers confront admin pay raises at heated board meeting

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — It was standing room only at the Muskegon Public Schools board meeting Tuesday night.  Many teachers and parents were there to express their frustration with the school’s administration. Some teachers say the administrators are getting substantial raises, some upwards of $15,000, while their salaries have been frozen the past few years.  It’s something both sides agree needs to change. “Our wages have been frozen for 6 years, roughly from 2008 to 2014,” said Kathy Kuharevicz, a Kindergarten […]

  • Community support stacks high for Belding woman injured in motorcycle crash

    BELDING, Mich.– A local church hosted a special fundraiser on Saturday night for a woman critically injured in a motorcycle accident. Marty Warner sustained critical injuries in that crash in September.  Her husband, Michael, did not survive. Warner told Fox 17 on Saturday she is doing much better physically and mentally. She’s not a member of the First Congressional Church in Belding where the benefit was held, but she was amazed to see them willing to support her and help […]

  • “He’s our superhero:” Boy meets superhero through Make a Wish Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Dreams came true on Friday all thanks to Make a Wish Michigan. About a dozen local Make a Wish kids were surprised by some superheroes before the Marvel Universe Live show at Van Andel Arena, but the night was extra special for one little boy. Four-year-old Zander Long’s dream was to meet a superhero. Make a Wish Michigan organized a meet and greet with Captain America before Friday’s show. It was the complete celebrity treatment on Friday […]

  • 3 cases of hepatitis A found in Calhoun County

    CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — An outbreak of Hepatitis A has hit parts of West Michigan, and health officials say this is the worst strain they’ve seen in a while. So far, three cases have been confirmed in Calhoun County, and there is fear that it could get much worse. The MDHHS says that the cases are linked to an outbreak in southeast Michigan.  Two of the confirmed cases are people from the southeast side of the state who were diagnosed […]

  • Oh baby! — 5 Holland Public Safety Officers welcome new babies in 2017

    HOLLAND, Mich. — The Holland Department of Public Safety has gotten a little cuter recently thanks to the five officers who all welcomed new babies into their families in the past 10 months. Meet Tessa, Jonah, Merritt,  Marco and Jameson. “It’s always a little tough because we’re all in different platoons, so you hear about it,” said Bryan Spykerman, father of 4-month-old Tessa. “But it’s always a blessing and great to see all these little ones.” Spykerman says it’s hard […]

  • Family demands justice after dog shot in head with arrow in Newaygo County

    NEWAYGO COUNTY, Mich. — A family from Newaygo County is searching for answers after their dog was shot in the head with an arrow, which they say was not an accident. They say a neighbor shot their dog after she scared away a deer he had been hunting. Luckily the dog named Piper survived, but she’s been left with severe injuries. The Kyser family was able to take Piper home on Tuesday, but she has a long road ahead. Piper […]

  • Vigil held for mother and four-year-old son shot and killed in Kalamazoo

    KALAMAZOO, Mich.– Just days after a mother and her son were killed in Kalamazoo, hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil in their honor. Julina Gibson and her four-year-old son Nick were shot by Nick’s father, Nick Mitchell, on Thursday morning outside of their home on Emerson Street. Mitchell then turned the gun in front of the home. All three of them were taken to the hospital where they died from injuries. Hundreds of people came out Saturday night to […]

  • Police search park for missing Wyoming woman; hearing held for murder suspect

    WALKER, Mich. — Police searched Johnson Park in Walker on Wednesday for the body of a missing Wyoming woman. Ana Carrillo was last seen Sept. 3.  Andrew Hudson, her ex-boyfriend, has been charged with her murder.  A preliminary hearing in the case was also held Wednesday. Wyoming Police say the park was searched for about 5 hours as they blocked off a 4 mile perimeter in the area.  No evidence was located, but the search will continue Thursday morning. Throughout […]

  • Suspect in Muskegon Heights robbery, hate crime arrested

    MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Authorities say the suspect in a reported hate crime in Muskegon Heights has been arrested. Trevon Godbolt was arrested by Michigan State Police on Blue Lake Road after a Silent Observer tip, according to police. Muskegon Heights Police say they found the victim at about 8 p.m. Saturday after receiving calls of a naked man in front of a church near the corner of East Summit Avenue and Howden Street.  He had been stripped of his […]