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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 teen donates handmade blankets to child abuse center

    MUSKEGON, Mich. — A Muskegon teenager is paying it forward by donating handmade blankets to an organization helping local kids. Thirteen-year-old Mason Brunworth gave 10 blankets to the Child Abuse Council in Muskegon, which often works with child victims of sexual abuse.  The blankets are used in place of standard medical sheets, making them feel a little bit more comfortable. “When a kid comes in for a forensic medical exam they get to pick out their very own blanket and […]

  • ‘He’s a fighter’ — 2-year-old diagnosed with rare ‘Vanishing Bone’ disease

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — An Ottawa County boy is battling a disease so rare, less than 300 cases have been reported in the entire world. Two-year-old Leo Aguillon went to the doctor for pneumonia a couple weeks ago, but a chest x-ray and CT scan showed the unimaginable: half of the bones in his chest were gone. “They found that his bones were basically not present,” said Leo’s dad Antonio Aguillon. “So he’s missing about half of his rib cage […]

  • Grand Rapids woman invents leak-resistant nursing sleep bra

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids woman has come up with an idea that could help millions of new moms across the country.  It’s called the Nooni Bra, a leak-proof sleeping bra for nursing and expecting mothers. Lauren Hinnershitz, like many moms, loves chasing after her 3-year-old son Ben. After Ben was born, she realized a struggle that many new mothers have. “I came up with the idea in February of 2015 after months of heavy leaking with my […]

  • Allegan teen to compete in World Irish Dancing competition

    ALLEGAN, Mich. — Sabrina Mills leaves Friday to Glasgow, Scotland, to compete in the World Irish Dancing competition. It’s the biggest Irish dancing competition in the world, and the Allegan teen be competing against the best 13-year-olds in Irish dancing. But she says she can’t wait to do what she loves on the biggest stage on the globe. “I started Irish dance when I was in first grade and I was 7,” Sabrina told FOX 17. Since then she has competed […]

  • ‘It absolutely is an epidemic’ — Doctors see increase in children hospitalized for opioid use

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The number of kids hospitalized because of opioids has nearly doubled since 2004, according to research published in Pediatrics Magazine. It’s no secret that there is an epidemic in the United States with opioid-related deaths. In West Michigan, doctors say there is an opioid-related overdose and death every three days. Adults aren’t the only victims. Doctors say that hundreds of kids have been hospitalized for opioids in the past few years.  It’s a problem that they […]

  • Study finds meditation can help curb symptoms of depression

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A new study from the Chinese University of Hong Kong found that eight weeks of meditation can help combat depression.  The study tested more than 200 adults with sub-clinical depression, which means showing symptoms of depression without a formal diagnosis. At the end of the study, they found those who participated were less likely to develop major depressive disorder. Depression is considered the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults.  A […]

  • Remains of Michigan soldier returning home after nearly 70 years

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The remains of a Michigan soldier are returning home Thursday after going missing 68 years ago. Army Sgt. 1st Class Harry Harkness went missing in 1950 during the Korean War and was presumed dead. He was 22-years old. His remains were identified just recently, and now they will be flown to Grand Rapids.  It’s a day his family says they always knew would come. “I was very excited,” said Susan McClain, the daughter of Harry’s wife Lois […]

  • Grand Rapids fertility center reassures patients after equipment malfunctions in Ohio, Calif.

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Thousands of frozen eggs and embryos are potentially damaged after mechanical problems at fertility clinics in both Cleveland and San Francisco. It’s already leading to lawsuits from once hopeful families. The Fertility Center in Grand Rapids wants to ease the concerns of their patients, saying they have many security measures in place to make sure something like this never happens again. For 27 years, the center has helped people struggling to start a family on their […]

  • Chinese satellite falls toward Earth; odds of a Michigan landing ‘very, very small’

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Chinese space station dropping closer to Earth could possibly land somewhere in West Michigan. The odds are incredibly small, but it has been enough to catch people’s attention. The Tiangong-1 is China’s first space station, launched in 2011.  Researchers say it will be reentering Earth’s atmosphere in a few weeks. Dr. Lauren Woolsey, professor of astronomy and physics at Grand Rapids Community College, has been watching the path of the Tiangong-1. She says you’re 10 […]