Rebecca Butcher is excited to join the WTVA 9 News team. She is new to Tupelo but not far from her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.
As a proud alumna of the University of Memphis, she acted as vice president of the National Association of Black Journalists and as an anchor and reporter for Tiger News.
She also worked as an assignment editor at WATN-TV in her senior year.
Rebecca has spoken with some of the world’s top athletes in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Summer Olympics, as a flash quote reporter. While there, she was able to contribute quotes to major news outlets such as the New York Times.
When she's not working, Rebecca enjoys traveling, experiencing new places, running and reading C.S. Lewis.
Rebecca is thrilled to be in Tupelo and looks forward to telling the stories that mean the most to you. If you have any story ideas, you can e-mail her at email@example.com and also reach out to her on Twitter at @RebeccaWTVA9.
Family members are seeking justice after their elderly aunt was taken from them in a deadly drive-by shooting.
A victim's family is mourning the death of their 66-year-old grandmother.
Lee County investigators have identified a suspect from last Friday’s fatal shooting in the Palmetto community.
An Amber Alert has been canceled for a 3-year-old out of Louisiana.
Two people are recovering after a two-car wreck on Sunday.
The Starkville Police Department is seeking to get approval from the city before applying for a grant.
This is a developing story.
Fire Chief Randall Yeatman with the Woodland Fire Department has passed away, according to the Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association.
Two people are recovering after multiple cars collided in Lowndes County.
One person has been taken to the hospital after a fire in Attala County, according to Breezy News.