Rebecca Thomas joined FOX 7 Austin in September of 2015 to anchor FOX 7 News at 5, 6, 9, and 10 p.m. - with veteran Austin journalist, Mike Warren. Originally from Southern California, Rebecca came to Austin from Phoenix, where she worked as an anchor and reporter for the ABC affiliate and then the CBS affiliate.
Journalism runs in Rebecca's blood. Her grandfather was the editor of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner in the 1960s and 1970s and her uncle is a retired photographer and photo editor for the Los Angeles Times.
Rebecca has embraced everything about Austin - enjoying its vibrant, local food, and music scenes. An avid explorer of the great outdoors, you can find her kayaking Lady Bird Lake and hiking Austin’s trails with her three 'pound puppies.'
Travis County GOP chairman Matt Mackowiak and Democratic political strategist Natalie Montelongo join Rebecca Thomas on FOX 7 Austin on attack ads already airing from Trump campaign against Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Amind calls to defund the Austin Police Department, the Austin City Council will vote on the city's budget this week - and consider cuts to APD's funding. Austin Mayor Steve Adler joins Rebecca Thomas to talk about how this could change Austin's response to public safety.
There are many questions about these new executive orders, including if the president can legally do this and how they will be funded. Travis County GOP chairman Matt Mackowiak and Glenn Smith with Progress Texas join Rebecca Thomas to talk about this in greater detail.
Julia Spann with SAFE Alliance joins Rebecca Thomas on FOX 7 Austin to talk about what services are available for you if you are struggling or in a dangerous position.
Travis County GOP Executive Director Brian Ruddle and Ed Espinoza, executive director of Progress Texas, join Rebecca Thomas on FOX 7 Austin to talk about the concerns about the 2020 census's accuracy due to the cut schedule.
Shootings in the last year, including the mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, has Texas state lawmakers considering ways to reduce gun violence. Gyl Switzer, the executive director of Texas Gun Sense, joins Rebecca Thomas to share her ideas and insights.
Gov. Greg Abbott joins Rebecca Thomas to talk about teachers and parents being concerned about schools reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Travis County GOP Chairman Matt Mackowiak and Ed Espinoza from Progress Texas join Rebecca Thomas to share their best guesses about who will be Joe Biden's VP.
Former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt will succeed retired Senator Kirk Watson for District 14 in the Texas Senate. Senator Sarah Eckhardt joins Rebecca Thomas on FOX 7 Austin to talk about what we can expect from her time in office.
Travis County GOP chairman Matt Mackowiak and Abhi Rahman with the Texas Democratic Party join Rebecca Thomas on FOX 7 Austin to talk about Twitter's recent actions towards President Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr.