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.'
Jax Finkel, executive director of Texas NORML, joins Rebecca Thomas to discuss the push in the Texas legislature regarding marijuana.
Libby Cohen with Raise Your Hand Texas joins Rebecca Thomas to talk about the organization's push for federal COVID-19 funding to go to Texas schools.
Travis County GOP Chairman Matt Mackowiak and Glenn Smith from Progress Texas discuss possible confusion with Abbott's COVID-19 executive orders.
State Rep. James Talarico (D-Round Rock) joins Rebecca Thomas to talk about House Bill 40, which would cap out-of-pocket costs for insulin.
Travis County GOP executive director Brian Ruddle and Ed Espinoza with Progress Texas talk about calls for the NCAA to pull games from Texas.
Security and threat management expert Spencer Coursen joins Rebecca Thomas to discuss the latest attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Attorney Dustin Rynders talks about a lawsuit alleging AISD is failing to provide special education services to hundreds of students with disabilities.
A Pflugerville woman donated her kidney in a cross-match exchange to help her former co-worker and potentially save several more lives.
Ken Zarafis, president of Education Austin, joins Rebecca Thomas to talk about the campaign for Congress to fulfill its special education funding promise.
Travis County GOP executive director Brian Ruddle and Ed Scruggs of Texas Gun Sense join Rebecca Thomas to talk about lawmakers discussing gun control.