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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
  • Man thanks firefighters who saved family stranded on boat

    NORTON SHORES, Mich. — A Muskegon County man said thank you Wednesday to the firefighters who came to his rescue.  The man, his daughter and granddaughter were stranded on their boat for more than three hours last week before two Norton Shores firefighters helped them. Tom Peters says he tried flagging down at least five boats last week after his boat broke down on Mona Lake, but not one boat came to help them.  After the firefighters towed them in, […]

  • Grand Rapids midwives applaud breastfeeding model

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Sports Illustrated model Mara Martin is used to being in the spotlight, but now she is getting extra attention after breastfeeding her child on the fashion runway over the weekend. Martin told reporters she was proud to represent working moms, saying you don’t need to give up your career to have a baby. While some disapproved of her actions during the Sunday fashion show in Miami, calling it a ploy for attention, some midwives in Grand […]

  • Man gets prized DeLorean back weeks after storage facility fire

    ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Almost three weeks after a fire ripped through a storage center in Kent County, a man has been reunited with his most prized possession,  which was spared from those flames. It’s no surprise that Matt Turnquist’s favorite movie is Back to the Future. When the fire happened, you can imagine how nervous he was that his 1981 DeLorean would be destroyed. After weeks of waiting, he was finally able to get it back. “I have owned the car […]

  • Women collecting wedding dresses to make gowns for babies who pass away

    GRANDVILLE, Mich. — A group of women in Ottawa County is collecting wedding gowns to be turned into dresses for babies who pass away. An upcoming event to collect the gowns is being put on with the help of the local chapter of the Star Legacy Foundation, a group that provides grief counseling for women who’ve experienced the death of a baby. Organizers say it’s a beautiful thing for women to donate the gowns they wore on one of the […]

  • Lost Purple Hearts returned to families of Michigan servicemembers

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Three Michigan families were reunited with relatives’ long lost Purple Heart medals Tuesday in Grand Rapids. Purple Hearts are awarded to servicemembers who are wounded or killed in action and, for whatever reason, many of the medals are lost or stolen.  The organization Purple Hearts Reunited managed to return three to Michigan families at the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, a moment they say they’ll never forget. “This is absolutely astounding,” said Bill Gilesse. Gilesse accepted the […]

  • 101-year-old gets on jet ski for Fourth of July

    WALKER, Mich.– At 101 years old, a West Michigan man says his secret to a long life is keeping busy and even hopping on a jet ski once in a while. Bill Knottnerus, who says he’s proud of his age, was seen cruising around Whitefish Lake this Fourth of July. “I loved it out there, oh yeah. My son says ‘Now don’t go too far away,'” Knottnerus tells FOX 17. “I just pushed the old button and away we went.” The […]

  • “This isn’t the Wild West:” Grand Rapids family finds bullet hole in trunk of their car

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– It was a scary sight for a family in Kent County after they found a bullet hole in the trunk of their car Thursday morning. The family tells FOX 17 it could’ve been much worse since they were sitting just 10 feet away from the car for a few hours the previous night. They don’t know where the bullet came from, but they think someone was shooting a gun into the air as their way of celebrating […]

  • Neighbors on Grand Rapids’ West Side band together for large-scale fireworks show

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich–  A group of neighbors has joined forces to light up the night sky this Fourth of July. The Eatons said they got the idea after learning the City of Grand Rapids wouldn’t be putting on the Amway Family Fireworks until Saturday.  Peter Eaton is now putting on his own celebration at his parents’ home off Walker Avenue, something they’ve spent hundreds of dollars on. “I can say that my two neighbors probably spent their rent money,” said […]

  • Roads reopening after Kalamazoo train derailment

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — When 6-year-old Roman Boersma saw images of a derailed train on TV Tuesday morning, he had to see it live for himself before meeting his aunt for lunch. “I don’t know what happened,” he said standing next to his mom. “I think it went off the tracks.” Boersma was among the dozens of people who checked out the derailed train on the Grand Elk Line near Porter Street. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety said it happened […]