Rebecca Green

News Director

Rebecca manages the news at WBOI. She joined the staff in December 2017, and brought with her nearly two decades of experience in print journalism, including 15 years as an award-winning reporter for the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne.

A South Bend native, she is a graduate of Taylor University and resident of northeast Indiana since the late 1990's. Rebecca has covered everything from homicides to hurricanes, and the small stories in between that make up the fabric of a community. She is passionate about the importance of local news in guarding a strong democracy, and tries to instill that belief in her students as an adjunct instructor of journalism at Huntington University. 

In her spare time, Rebecca trains and handles a human remains detection dog, Helo, as a volunteer with Indiana Search and Response Team, a search and rescue organization. 

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Services for Fort Wayne Police Officer David Tinsley will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 West Jefferson Boulevard.

Viewings will be held at the church from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday and again from 10 a.m. until the start of the service Sunday.

Tinsley, a 16-year-veteran of the Fort Wayne Police Department, died late Monday night, collapsing after assisting in the pursuit of a suspect fleeing police after crashing stolen vehicle.

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In an effort to better target their philanthropy, the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation wanted a snapshot of Allen County’s needs.

What they have found shows how the county’s citizens live and to what they have access.

Enlisting the help of Purdue University-Fort Wayne’s Community Research Institute, the St. Joe Community Health Foundation wanted to know who made what, whether they had access to food, and what languages were spoken where in Allen County.

How Deep Is Our Commitment to Democracy?

That is the central question of this week's episode of WBOI Presents. NPR Senior Editor and Washington Desk Correspondent Ron Elving visited Fort Wayne last month.

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Sixteen-year- veteran Fort Wayne Police Officer David Tinsley died late Monday night after collapsing while on duty.

Tinsley, 50, had responded to assist other Fort Wayne police officers in pursuit of a vehicle stolen earlier in the day from New Haven. The pursuit took police to the River Greenway on Fort Wayne's south side, near the intersection of Fairfield Avenue and West Paulding Road.

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