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.'
TexasAFT president Zeph Capo talks with Rebecca Thomas on FOX 7 Austin about how more Texas teachers are considering retirement options during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Travis County GOP chairman Matt Mackowiak and Ed Espinoza with Progress Texas join Rebecca Thomas on FOX 7 Austin to discuss what might happen during the first presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
Rhea Hambright and Beatrice are spending the week training at Service Dogs Incorporated in Dripping Springs.
Luke Metzger with Environment Texas joins Rebecca Thomas on FOX 7 Austin to talk about the Get the Lead Out Act, a bill to protect drinking water from toxic lead pipes in Texas.
A political action committee was launched to support candidates who make 'public safety a priority.' Travis County GOP Chairman Matt Mackowiak and Tara Pohlmeyer with Progress Texas join Rebecca Thomas on FOX 7 Austin to talk about the PAC in more detail.
Texas State University researcher Sarah Fritts joins FOX 7 Austin to talk about research the university is doing into white-nose syndrome and the Texas bat population.
The VP of voter services at the League of Women Voters Austin Area, Pam Bixby, joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss how the organization is making it easier for women in the area to register to vote in the upcoming election.
Teacher and President of the Del Valle Education Association, Katrina Van Houten, joins FOX 7 Austin to discuss how teachers are adapting to the new challenges to education brought on by coronavirus.
Deaths at the hands of law enforcement officers have ignited calls for police reform. Here in Texas, one proposal is the George Floyd Act. Representative Sheryl Cole joins Rebecca Thomas on FOX 7 Austin to talk about what this bill hopes to accomplish.
Mark Roberts, executive director of the McCombs Real Estate Center at the University of Texas, joins Rebecca Thomas on FOX 7 Austin to discuss how Gov. Abbott's proposed legislation punishing cities who defund police could affect Project Connect and the property taxes of Austin residents.