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!
KENTWOOD, Mich. — Valentine’s Day is a romantic day for many, but it also falls at the end of congenital heart disease awareness week. About 1 percent of babies are born with a congenital heart defect and often, the reason why is unknown. Joey Williamson was one of those babies. A quick glance in Williamson’s apartment shows he’s a lover of sports and professional wrestling, but what you wouldn’t know is doctors only thought he’d live a few days at most. “My […]
MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. — From West Michigan all the way to Westminster Dog Show: on Tuesday, a Kent County dog strutted across the stage at Madison Square Garden competing for ‘Best in Show’. Morgan Scandura adopted their corgi, Pogo, four years ago from a shelter hundreds of miles away. On Tuesday, her 11 year-old daughter Riley Dean, showed Pogo in the Junior Showman Finals at the Westminster Dog Show. While they didn’t take home the top prize, Riley and Pogo still have so […]
NEWAYGO COUNTY, Mich. — A West Michigan family is helping a man get back on his feet after he lost everything in a fire over the weekend. Brett Alcumbrack had been staying at a friend’s home in Newaygo County and everything he owned was inside: including his two dogs, his sister says were like his kids. He ran back inside to save one of them, who died Monday morning. Now, loved ones are trying to get him the support he […]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The true crime trend has taken the world by storm the last few years. Documentaries and podcasts about serial killers and murder cases are released regularly. A duo from Grand Rapids is getting into the true crime game by starting their own podcast called “You’re Killing Me, Grand Rapids.” The podcast isn’t exactly kid-friendly, the hosts recommend listening to it when you’re alone or with headphones. Each episode, the hosts discuss high-profile murder cases happening in […]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A commercial airing during Sunday night’s Super Bowl highlighted a new feature by Google. The 60-second ad showcased a new feature that helps connect veterans with jobs using their experience in the service. The commercial explains that veterans can search for jobs on Google by typing in “jobs for veterans” followed by their military occupational specialty code. From there, Google filters relevant jobs that uses transferable skills. Local veterans organizations say it could be incredibly useful. […]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — After a wild week of weather in West Michigan, snow is piling up on a lot of roofs. If that snow sits there over the weekend, it could do some serious damage. “We’re starting to get to the point now where we’re going to be seeing a lot of ice damming, so this is kind of the perfect season for it,” said Bruno Segarra, senior estimator at ProCare. Segarra from says heat from homes will start […]
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Residents in Grand Rapids dealt with nearly a foot of snow on Monday. There were a lot of cancellations, meaning a lot of people got to stay home, but many still had to go out on the roads. The sound of snow shoveling was all too familiar, as residents saw snow pile up throughout the day. “We’re trying to shovel our driveway, it’s a little tough,” said Lauren Jonker, a student at Grand Rapids Community College. […]
WALKER, Mich. — The Walker Fire Department is crediting a carbon monoxide detector with saving the lives of a family. Last April, Jessica Mitchell called the fire department to install a detector in her family’s home after seeing a news story about a family who died to carbon monoxide poisoning in a vacation rental home. Early Tuesday morning, the alarm started going off. “It went off around 4 in the morning and I just took the batteries out and set […]
GRANDVILLE, Mich. — The Grandville community remembered one of their own Friday night at a high school basketball game. Grandville High School dedicated its gymnasium to Chris Vanderslice, who passed away last year after a four-year battle with leukemia at the age of 40, leaving behind a wife and two daughters. Vanderslice worked in the district for 17 years and on Friday, had his memory permanently attached to a feature of the school. There was a sea of school spirit […]