I am very excited to be able to call Knoxville home! I feel very blessed and honored for this great opportunity.
It all started in elementary school, when I was selected to be the weather kid for a local television station in Bismarck, North Dakota. From the moment I walked on set, I knew I wanted to have this kind of job when I was older.
I was born and raised in Bismarck, ND. I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in three years with a B.S. in Mass Communications. While in college, I started working at WDAY-TV in Fargo, ND, and continued to work there throughout my on-air career. In Fargo, we really do say "you betcha and ufduh", I may pop these words out every now and then on the air.
Prior to Knoxville, I was the morning weather anchor at WDAY-TV, where I covered everything from white-out blizzards and 40 below wind chill days to blistering hot 100 degree days leading to thunderstorms with golf ball sized hail at night. I'm looking forward to covering the complex weather of East Tennessee.
When I'm not at work, I enjoy long distance running, taking my dog Titus, a Corgi, for walks, spending time with family and friends, and trying new foods. I'm also currently taking online classes, to further my education, from Mississippi State University for Broadcast Meteorology.
Rebecca was recently married and is now using her married name professionally.
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