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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
  • Stanton family asks for donations to make home wheelchair accessible for son with spina bifida

    STANTON, Mich. — A family in Montcalm County is asking the community to help them give their son a relatively normal life. Eight-year-old Zade Kooistra was born with spina bifida, leaving him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The older he gets, the more independence he needs. Because insurance won’t cover the costs to make their home wheelchair accessible they are asking for their community’s help. “Zade was born with myelomeningocele spina bifida, so after birth he […]

  • Ghost Coast Paranormal Convention happening this weekend in Grand Haven

    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — If you’re a fan of Michigan legends, ghost stories and the unknown, there’s something for you this weekend. Michigan’s Ghost Coast Paranormal Convention is going on in Ottawa County.  This is the first paranormal convention in West Michigan that’s catered to stories and investigations happening here in the state. And it’s not just for the experts; they say this is a great place to start if you have any questions about the paranormal. Friday was the […]

  • Veteran raising money for van after rare syndrome leaves him unable to walk

    GRAND JUNCTION, Mich. — A veteran in Van Buren County is in need of help after his family says a flu shot left him unable to walk. Heath Bigelow got out of the Army 14 years ago thinking he was safe, but 4 years ago a bad reaction to a flu shot gave him a rare disease that attacked his immune system.  Now, he’s asking for help getting a lift van with adaptive steering so he can live a relatively […]

  • Mother warns of playground dangers after viral photo of daughter breaking leg

    One mother is warning others about the dangers of playgrounds with a message that’s gone viral on social media.

  • Family asks for donations after man gets Legionnaires’ Disease, heart failure

    BELMONT, Mich. — A family is asking for the public’s help after a father was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease and heart failure. The past few months have been tough for the Constant family. Amanda Constant calls her husband, Jason, her rock. Jason has been in and out of the hospital for almost two months and unable to work. He is now in need of a heart transplant. After a few days of feeling sick, Amanda finally convinced her husband to […]

  • Lowell mother warns parents after baby burned by pacifier suctioned to his face

    LOWELL, Mich.– A mother in Kent County has a warning for other parents after her baby woke up with a burn on the side of his face. The mother of the seven-month-old says her baby was hurt after his pacifier was suction cupped to his face while he slept. Kristen Milhone says she read all of the baby books about what to do and what not to do before her son, Jack, was born. “As you become a parent, you […]

  • Group organizes donation van to send to flood victims in Houghton County

    COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — People in the Upper Peninsula are continuing to deal with the damage left behind from last weekend’s flash floods. Now they’re getting some help from West Michigan. Images of the flooded homes and washed out roads have been shared thousands of times and have been seen by parents of Michigan Tech students and members of the Grand Rapids Jeep Club. Julie Town has made the nine hour trip to Houghton in the Upper Peninsula many times. […]

  • Art exhibit with items confiscated from illegal immigrants crossing the border coming to Saugatuck

    SAUGATUCK, Mich.– An art exhibit coming to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts shows real-life items confiscated by border patrol agents in Arizona. The items were confiscated from people crossing the border illegally and collected by a former janitor working at a customs and border patrol facility. Regardless of political affiliation, the exhibit offers an insight into what outsiders might think would be the necessary items needed to start a new life in the United States. There are row after row, picture […]

  • Girl uses money from veggie stand to buy gifts for senior citizens

    GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — You may remember the story of 6-year-old Everleigh Schuster and her veggie stand, Evy’s Veggies.  She sold vegetable plants she grew with her grandparents to raise money for a charity project. On Friday, she got to put that to good use.  She used the money she raised to buy flowers and snacks for the residents at Sunset Manor in Ottawa County. Evy’s Veggies sold out of all of her plants a few weeks ago, giving her […]