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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
  • Police relying more on home surveillance systems to solve crimes

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It’s a new weapon to bust criminals and you could be helping without realizing it. Police are relying more and more on surveillance video to bust criminals; so many homes are now wired with watchful eyes that expose important clues to crimes. You might be surprised at how affordable it is to secure your home. Jose Beals has had security cameras at his home in Grand Rapids for a few years now, two in the front […]

  • Overcrowding at Barry County Jail causes state of emergency, early release of 16 inmates

    HASTINGS, Mich. — Overcrowding at the Barry County Jail caused the Sheriff’s Department to issue a state of emergency and release 16 inmates on Friday. Those inmates released early had completed at least 85 percent of their jail sentences; some were released just a day early while others were released more than a month early. Sheriff Dar Leaf anticipates this problem persisting until they get a bigger jail. In the last four days, the Barry County Jail has had more […]

  • Employers can still keep ‘no tolerance’ drug policies despite Prop 1 passing

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — With Proposal 1 passing, people are wondering how that could impact them on the job. Many employers have strict ‘no tolerance’ policies when it comes to marijuana. While that could change, for some it could not and you could still be fired for having any marijuana in your system at all. “It’s been a pretty hot topic today,” said Luis Avila, labor and employment attorney with Varnum Law. Hot topic is an understatement for Avila. His […]

  • Teens go bare-faced, unfiltered in photographer’s ‘Born Beautiful’ challenge

    COLOMA, Mich.– A photographer in Berrien County is getting a lot of attention for his ‘Born Beautiful’ challenge. Ten high school seniors were challenged to do a photoshoot wearing no makeup; they couldn’t do their hair and nothing would be photoshopped. The challenge would send a message about natural beauty and the insecurities  that sometimes come with it. The photographer behind the project says the results were even more amazing than expected. High school can be a very challenging time, […]

  • Girl receives life-transforming surgery, rehab from Spectrum Health and Mary Free Bed collaboration

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A little girl from India received a life-altering surgery in Grand Rapids. The surgery and the rehabilitation to follow were both completely free for her mother from Hudsonville. Spectrum Health and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital have worked together in the past, but they just recently started a special partnership. With that, they were able to help five-year-old Divya Harkema receive surgery that’ll change her life for the better, eventually helping her walk on her own […]

  • Family’s backyard ‘Moonlight Manor’ terrifies neighborhood for 12th year

    WYOMING, Mich.– A family in Kent County goes above and beyond for Halloween every year to make sure visitors have the best experience. The holiday is no joke at the Lamb household. For the past 12 years, they’ve gone all out: building a free haunted maze in their backyard. This year didn’t disappoint, with a line of people eager to get inside and be scared. Long dark hallways, with twist and turns and plenty of scares lurking around every corner. Micheal […]

  • Plans discussed for Muskegon convention center construction; arena and hotel renovations

    MUSKEGON, Mich.– More plans for development in Downtown Muskegon were unveiled on Tuesday; plans that include the construction of a new convention center. Developers say this is the biggest investment to Downtown Muskegon in 30 years, adding that a new convention center, a renovated and rebranded hotel and improved ice arena will bring new life to downtown. Plans were unveiled at the LC Walker Arena for renovations at the current Holiday Inn, which will be rebranded as a Delta by […]

  • Man missing from Ottawa Co.; abandoned vehicle found

    PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Ottawa County Sheriff is asking for tips in finding a missing person. Demetrius McKnight, 25, was last seen by family members on Oct. 19.  On October 23, McKnight’s vehicle was found abandoned in a parking lot in the 2000 block of Ottawa Beach Road, near the Holland State Park. After his vehicle was found, McKnight’s mother Angelia contacted authorities about the vehicle and her son. “I play a lot of things through in my mind […]

  • Family creates mystical, fairy tale themed Halloween display in front yard

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.– A display in Kent County is sure to turn some heads this Halloween. If you’re looking for something fun to do with your family this Halloween that’s not too scary, Storybook Hollow might be the place to be. It’s themed around some of your favorite fairy tales growing up and it’s sure to bring out everyone’s inner kid. It’s hard to believe that it’s set up in someone’s front yard. “I’ve always loved Halloween and I’ve always loved […]