Hello! Born and raised in Harrisburg, I am thrilled to be broadcasting in my hometown market. Keep in mind, it took nearly 11 years and 5 states to make my way home to Central Pennsylvania…

In 2002, I graduated from Susquehanna Township High School and traveled to the state of Indiana where I quickly adapted to being a ‘Hoosier!’ At IU, I studied Broadcast Journalism and Theater and Drama. While in college, I interned in the Big Apple for Fox 5 “Good Day New York” and “Inside Edition.” After earning my Bachelor’s degree, I headed to the Northwoods of Wisconsin where I made my first mark in TV News. In addition to anchoring and reporting, I hosted a memorable segment called, “Reservations with Rebecca,” featuring popular restaurants and tempting foods within the area. From Wisconsin, I broadcasted in Toledo, OH, Knoxville, TN and most recently, Elmira, NY.

Some fun facts about me as a Journalist: I interviewed Brian Williams, Dr. Oz, Alex Trebek, and country stars Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and Little Big Town (to name a few). I am also a proud member of the National Federation of Press Women. I won a first place NFPW award for my exclusive interview with Dr. Oz on Male Body Image.

Some more fun facts about me: My pet child, Rizzo, is a spoiled rescue dog! She’s a 10 pound mini poodle crossed with spaniel and even some lab. I am a firm believer in helping to find homeless animals forever homes. I live a gluten free lifestyle which is actually not as hard as you may think because many chocolates are GF certified!! My hobbies include cooking, shopping, traveling, diving into a good novel and watching the latest hits on the big screen and stage. Running, spinning and circuit training are my favorite fitness activities. I ran a half-marathon in Rochester and hope to run more in the future! I am also an avid philanthropist who enjoys volunteering in spare time.

Now, I’d love to hear from you! If you’re wondering why I interviewed Brian Williams, want to find out more about Rizzo, or if you know of any tasty GF venues or recipes, feel free to email, tweet or facebook me!

Recent Articles
  • Refugees’ chance at American Dream in Lancaster

    Protests against the government in Syria in 2011 soon turned into a war.  The fighting and rise of ISIS forced millions of people from home.  Thousands will resettle in the United States and dozens will come to Central Pennsylvania. A Lancaster group successfully advocated their city as a welcoming place for Syrian refugees. Halley Gradus is a volunteer with the Church World Service of Lancaster.  She’s proud to share the accomplishments of people she helps. “There is so much that […]

  • An Italian family rescues a Camp Hill WWII Army Air Corps solider from Harrisburg

    An Italian author is using a Harrisburg soldier’s experiences during World War II to teach others about true courage.  Lieutenant Paul Keys was in the Army Air Corps during the way.   The Harrisburg native spent his years after war as a Harrisburg Police Officer.  He passed away in 1993.  But he survived behind enemy lines more than 60 years ago and now his story is providing a life lesson to others. Paul’s son, Jim, describes his father, “as a quiet, […]

  • One Injured in Lancaster City Shooting

    Lancaster officials support surveillance in light of recent shootings

    In Lancaster, police are investigating three shootings in less than a week.  Two of them are fatal.  The most recent shooting happened last night on the 200 block of East Fulton Street. Lancaster Safety Coalition executive director, Wes Farmer says there’s 161 additional eyes looking out for your safety. “We are very successful and daily in providing information that’s helpful to the police,” says Farmer. Farmer suggests they’re helpful in finding out who’s responsible for shooting and sometimes killing neighbors […]

  • Domestic violence restraining orders aren’t always able to protect victims

    The man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Monday at her gift shop in Mount Gretna broke his restraining order against her.  Police say Patrick Derr was ordered to stay away from Stacey Pennington since December.  He’s also scheduled to be in court Wednesday for previously harassing and assaulting her. But even with the judge issued order, the domestic violence case ended tragically. Stacey Pennington was supposed to be protected once she filed a protection from abuse order against her ex-Patrick […]

  • Women’s rights advocates take a stand for Planned Parenthood funding

    YORK, Pa. —  A spotlight continues to shine on the leading women’s Healthcare provider, Planned Parenthood, as lawmakers begin their investigation into the alleged sale of aborted babies.  An anti-abortion group is behind the release of a series of undercover videos.  In the midst of the scandal, the Obama Administration sent $1 million to Planned Parenthood businesses in three states. In York, supporters are voicing their stance for Planned Parenthood at the business on Beaver Street. Elizabeth Filipovich says, “Planned […]

  • School bus services for students with divorced parents

    MANHEIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. —  School districts in Pennsylvania must now provide bus service to both homes of students whose parents are divorced. The Supreme Court ruling was made last week, denying an appeal by a Lancaster County School District.  The district refused to provide bus service to the home of a divorced dad, even though the student lives with the dad half the time. Now, if you’re divorced with a kid, live in the same district and have shared custody […]

  • Banning the initial criminal history screening on job applications

    You know that part of a job application  that asks you to share your criminal history, if applicable?  State Lawmakers from both parties are hoping to remove that part of the application.  But an overall background check would still apply. Timothy White and his mom oversee a non-profit to help ex-offenders get back on their feet.  They know what it’s like because they’ve been incarcerated. White says, “Robbery and kidnapping.  I served my 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 birthday in […]

  • Fallen hero’s four-legged best friend and mom mourn together

    A fallen hometown hero’s best friend is mourning the loss of his master.  Corporal Matthew Hanes, of Manchester Township, passed away two weeks ago.  His service dog, Jackson, is now helping Hanes’ loved ones get by. Jackson, the German Shepard, has been with Hanes since he was a young puppy.  Hanes returned home to York County in 2013, after he was shot while fighting in Afghanistan.  He was paralyzed from the neck down.  Then he suffered a blood clot which […]

  • FOX43 reporter explains how news crew shooting impacts her

    Covering the shooting death of a WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker and Photographer, Adam Ward, I talked to anchors about how this tragedy hits too close to home. I said, “When we go out to cover a news story, the last thing we think about is if our lives are in danger.  We have a deadline to meet, sometimes we’re doing stories in a tense, emotionally charged environment.  And we want to connect with people we interview and you, our viewers.  […]

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