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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
  • Kalamazoo Trader Joe’s donates 35,000 pounds of food after refrigerator malfunction

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Trader Joe’s store in Kalamazoo donated thousands of pounds of food to a local shelter after their refrigeration system went down Wednesday morning. People who work at Kalamazoo Gospel Mission say the 35,000 pounds of food from the store is the largest donation they’ve ever seen.  The ministry says it will make a huge difference, not only with more meals, but uplifting the spirits of the people they serve. “They called us and we were able […]

  • Montcalm Co. homeowner says he shot break-in suspect

    SIX LAKES, Mich. – Michigan State Police are investigating an incident where a homeowner says he shot a man who broke into his home Tuesday night. Cody Rockafellow tells FOX 17 that he and his wife Julie came home at about 11 p.m. Tuesday and noticed that the lights were on and some of the doors were open. “As soon as I walked inside I noticed that my dog Addie was laying on the ground just cowering and she was […]

  • Winter driving safety: Police give tips for drivers stuck in snowy conditions

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — We’ve seen a number of big accidents on West Michigan roads recently: a 40-car pileup in Muskegon on Friday, and another in Paw Paw on Sunday that shut down the highway for hours. Pileup situations can be especially tricky for drivers. Safety officials say despite your instincts, the safest place you can be is in your car. “Accidents in the winter time can really take a lot of different forms,” said Sgt. Joel Roon from the […]

  • “We’re just happy to be alive:” Couple recalls crash on US-31 in Muskegon County

    MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. —  Deanna and Ken Leverich and their 4-year-old niece sustained injuries following the crash along US 31 in Muskegon County on Friday afternoon. They  were on their way to Muskegon from Manistee with Christmas presents for their grand-kids when the crash happened. They are all out of the hospital, but are without their only method of transportation. The couple tells FOX 17 the whole thing happened so fast. They remember hitting a patch of ice then getting […]

  • GRPD Union President responds to video of handcuffing of 11-year-old and chief’s comments

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The fallout continues after an 11-year-old girl was handcuffed and held at gunpoint earlier this month by Grand Rapids Police officers during a search for a stabbing suspect. The Grand Rapids Police Union president spoke to FOX 17 about the issue, after Police Chief David Rahinsky called the incident “nauseating” and said changes need to be made within the department. Union president Andy Bingel represents the nearly 250 officers that work for the department. He says the […]

  • Neighbors volunteer to walk woman’s dog after husband passes away

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — One West Michigan neighborhood is doing their part to help out a neighbor in need. Over the last few years, residents in the Heritage Hill area of Grand Rapids have been walking one woman’s dogs multiple times a day. It’s something the resident hasn’t been able to do herself. FOX 17 met up with some of the volunteers on Saturday, some of which have never met each other. Jill Eggers organized the efforts to help Kris […]

  • Police Chief responds to new body camera footage showing 11-year-old handcuffed

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– New body camera footage is painting a more complete picture after an 11-year-old girl was held at gun point and handcuffed by Grand Rapids Police. It’s a story that gained national exposure. On Friday, an article was released on the situation by The New York Times. Last week, Grand Rapids Police Chief David Rahinsky along with the city commission called the incident ‘extremely disturbing’ and ‘nauseating’, saying changes need to be made within the department. Body camera […]

  • Remains found in Montana match ages of missing Skelton boys from 2010

    MORENCI, Mich. — Michigan State Police say there’s a possible breakthrough in one of the state’s highest profile cases Thursday night. Police say the remains of three children were found in Montana that match the ages of the Skelton brothers who went missing  in 2010 out of Morenci, Michigan. Detective Lieutenant Jeremy Brewer has been on the case since 2013. Brewer tells FOX 17 they have no information that connects these boys to to the skeletal remains found in Montana, […]

  • Grand Rapids ministry prepares for free Christmas event

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A group in Grand Rapids is doing their part to make sure every kid has presents for Christmas. Urban Family Ministries on the southeast side of Grand Rapids is hosting an event Dec. 18 with free toys for kids and a free meal for everyone. The ministry has been hosting this event for years, and every year it’s grown bigger and bigger. They also have a Christmas shop with almost everything a kid could want for […]