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.'
Texas Blockchain Council president Lee Bratcher joins Rebecca Thomas to discuss two pieces of legislation related to blockchain technology.
Dr. Brandon Jones with the University of Texas joins Rebecca Thomas to talk about Blue Origin's first manned spaceflight with Jeff Bezos on board.
University of Texas assistant professor Alex Karner joins Rebecca Thomas to discuss a study to ensure Project Connect helps all communities.
Amanda Elkanick Oder, the Vice President of Outreach and Advocacy at Texas Advocacy Project, Inc., joins Rebecca Thomas to share more on the 10th Annual Backpacks for Hope Campaign.
Dr. Bhavik Kumar with Planned Parenthood joins Rebecca Thomas to discuss the controversial "Heartbeat Bill" and what's being done to block it.
Commander Major Lewis Reckline joins Rebecca Thomas to talk about the Salvation Army of Austin's Day of Giving event.
Project lead and UT professor Dev Niyogi joins Rebecca Thomas to discuss a project between researchers and the city of Austin to identify hot spots.
Ufologist Jane Kyle joins Rebecca Thomas to take a deep dive into the Pentagon's preliminary report on UFOs.
Immigration attorney Thomas Esparza joins Rebecca Thomas to discuss Gov. Greg Abbott's plan to crack down on border crossings.
Dr. Robin Murphy with Texas A&M University joins Rebecca Thomas to give insight into how robotic technology helps in search and rescue efforts.