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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
  • Making The Few, The Proud: West Michigan teachers experience Marine Corps boot camp

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — Being an educator takes passion, dedication, patience and a lot of hard work. It may be no surprise that many of them are up to almost any challenge, even grueling military boot camp. A group of Michigan educators were pushed to their mental and physical limits at Marine Corps Boot Camp in Parris Island, South Carolina. FOX 17 was able to tag along to document their journey. Educators means teachers, guidance counselors, principals or coaches, among […]

  • Making The Few, The Proud: West Michigan Marines graduate from Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — After 13 tough weeks at boot camp, new Marines are finally ready to reunite with their family and friends and graduate. FOX 17 was able to attend graduation for three young men from West Michigan who have earned the title of United States Marine at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. It’s an exciting and emotional day for the new Marines and their families. Graduations happen about 40 weeks out of the year at Parris Island. […]

  • Jenison girl using vegetable stand to Pay It Forward

    JENISON, Mich. — An Ottawa County girl is helping other kids in her community by growing and selling veggie plants.  Now that her grandparents decided to close the stand, the community rallied behind her to make sure all of her plants were paid for and gone. Evy Schuster, 6, got her green thumb from her grandparents, who helped her make Evy’s Veggies. They decided they’re going to close the stand early after some complaints from neighbors, but the community wanted […]

  • Making The Few, The Proud: How Marines are made at Parris Island

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. — They’re known as ‘The Few, The Proud,’ but what does it take to actually become a United States Marine? FOX 17 was given a behind the scenes look at how civilians are transformed into Marines in the longest and toughest boot camps of all the armed forces. Male recruits from states east of the Mississippi River and females from all over the country go through boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in South […]

  • Former Detroit Tigers player hosting Stanton baseball clinic fundraiser

    STANTON, Mich. — A woman from Montcalm County is honoring the life of her late husband with the help of her favorite baseball team. Mary Thomas’ love of the Detroit Tigers started as a young girl, and when her husband Erik’s health deteriorated they were right there to help. Now, they’re even helping keep his memory alive. “Erik’s heart problems began less than a year after we got married,” Thomas said. He was in and out of the hospital for […]

  • Developer wants to build housing on Hudsonville baseball diamond

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — Some people in Ottawa County are upset about the possibility of a neighborhood baseball field turning into housing.  It’s a Hudsonville baseball diamond frequently used by little league teams. A developing is trying to rezone the area that includes the Hillcrest baseball diamond into two dozen single family homes.  Some city officials say there are more than enough baseball fields to make up for it and this one is not in great condition. The Hillcrest field is […]

  • ‘Dogs Butler’ service buses Grand Rapids pets from home to daycare

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A new bus service in Kent County takes your pet from home to daycare. It was started by a guy who noticed how hard it  was to take care of a pet living in an apartment and working full time. Ash Middleton’s love of dogs is obvious. LIke many people living in downtown Grand Rapids, leaving his dog home alone all day was hard. “I really set this up because I was a downtown resident, I […]

  • Oral surgeon urges wider use of opioid alternative

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — With the opioid epidemic running rampant, doctors are looking for alternatives to help ease the pain of their patients.  One oral surgeon in Kent County is using a relatively new drug to prevent pain, but it comes with its own set of challenges. The drug is called Exparel. It’s an injection done at the surgical site the day of that lasts for a few days. For one man who was addicted to heroin and other drugs […]

  • Healing our heroes: Muskegon yoga class helps those suffering from PTSD

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — A yoga instructor in Muskegon is helping local heroes deal with the effects of war. Blue Horizons Wellness Yoga is open to anyone who has dealt with trauma. Vicki Schneider, co-owner of Blue Horizons, started the class for veterans and first responders and their families about a year ago. “This is the program that Walter Reed Medical Center uses with returning veterans to help them deal with PTSD and other symptoms of war,” Schneider said. Schneider was […]