BREAKING NEWS: Suspect wanted in fatal Lee County drive-by shooting arrested Full Story

Rebecca Butcher

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.

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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 and also reach out to her on Twitter at @RebeccaWTVA9.

Recent Posts by Rebecca Butcher

Verona police respond to why murder suspect was out on bond for previous deadly shooting

Family members are seeking justice after their elderly aunt was taken from them in a deadly drive-by shooting.

Victim's family speaks on Palmetto murder suspect who was free after prior murder charge

A victim's family is mourning the death of their 66-year-old grandmother.

UPDATE: Suspect identified after fatal Lee County shooting

Lee County investigators have identified a suspect from last Friday’s fatal shooting in the Palmetto community.

Amber Alert canceled for 3-year-old girl

An Amber Alert has been canceled for a 3-year-old out of Louisiana.

Lowndes County collision injures two people

Two people are recovering after a two-car wreck on Sunday.

Starkville PD seek heavier policing amid increased drug-related crime

The Starkville Police Department is seeking to get approval from the city before applying for a grant.

UPDATE: 2 from Georgia sit in Itawamba jail after alleged kidnapping

This is a developing story.

Woodland Fire Chief passes away

Fire Chief Randall Yeatman with the Woodland Fire Department has passed away, according to the Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association.

Two injured after Lowndes County crash

Two people are recovering after multiple cars collided in Lowndes County.

One Injured in Attala County house fire

One person has been taken to the hospital after a fire in Attala County, according to Breezy News.

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