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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
  • Community gathers to dedicate gym to late principal

    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 […]

  • Grand Haven businesses helping Coast Guard members during shutdown

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — As Coast Guard members continue to work without a paycheck due to the government shutdown, area businesses are looking for ways to help. Almost 30 days into the government shutdown, Coast Guard members in Grand Haven are continuing to work without a paycheck. A number of businesses in Grand Haven are offering free meals and services for Coast Guard members and their families and are also collecting donations to help out where they can. “We get to […]

  • Kent County Quadriplegic man to compete in X-Games

    LOWELL, Mich. — A Kent County man almost completely paralyzed will be competing in the X-Games next weekend. He’s a quadriplegic, but hasn’t let that stop him from doing what he loves. FOX 17 first met Danny Baird in 2017, who demonstrated how he’s still able to ride a dirt bike despite having no feeling from his armpits down and very limited use of his hands. After a life-altering injury and a long road of recovery, he’s now competing on […]

  • Kent County program getting kids to read 1,000 books before kindergarten

    BOWNE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A program at the Kent District Library is working to get kids reading earlier in life and more often. The program is called “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten,” and that’s exactly what kids have to do. It sounds like a pretty daunting task. It’s probably more books than a lot of adults have read, but there are also nearly 1,000 kids who’ve completed the program since its inception, which they say gives these children a huge edge […]

  • Harvest Health hosts CBD oil seminar in Hudsonville

    HUDSONVILLE, Mich.– It was a packed house at the Harvest Health food store in Hudsonville on Thursday with people coming out to hear more about CBD oil and its uses. The store hosted a seminar with a speaker from CV Sciences, a company that makes CBD products. The goal was to present people with more information about CBD oil products and its uses and answer any questions people might have. “It’s basically my job to debunk the hysteria around CBD,” said […]

  • Wyoming Marine dies while home on leave for holidays

    WYOMING, Mich. — A family is in mourning after a young Marine from Kent County died while home on leave for the holidays. LCpl. Boyd Cain III was a combat engineer in the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton in California . His request to come home for the holidays was initially denied, but approved at the last minute and he was home in time for Christmas. His family found him unconscious in the early hours of New Year’s Day. The […]

  • Government shutdown affecting breweries nationwide

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — As the government shutdown continues, many industries are starting to deal with the fallout. That includes the brewing industry unable to get federal approval for new labels. Anytime a brewery wants to come out with a new or seasonal beer, they have to get the label approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, or TTB. With that on hold, many breweries are stuck waiting to distribute those beers, and some businesses getting hit […]

  • Caledonia girl born with rare condition needs help for upcoming surgeries

    CALEDONIA, Mich. — Evie Paradowski is facing a long list of medical challenges and is getting ready for a big surgery and needs help. She is just six years old. Evie was born with a rare form of dwarfism, and doctors didn’t expect her to live very long. She’s defying the odds and also facing many other medical challenges, but she doesn’t let it dim her spirit. Evie is a bubbly and creative little girl. She has every reason for […]

  • Fennville Superintendent: ‘No fight club in high school boy’s bathroom’

    FENNVILLE, Mich.– Two high school students in Allegan County are in some hot water after a fight at school last month, and plans for fights to continue. School officials say it was taken care of before it went any further. The superintendent of Fennville Public Schools says there wasn’t a ‘fight club’ going on in the boy’s bathroom of the high school, but a fight did take place last month. The students who were involved made a Facebook group called […]