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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A special prosecutor charged Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux with misdemeanor battery in connection with an incident during July's Three Rivers Festival in downtown Fort Wayne.

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Long-time local businessman and philanthropist Don Wolf passed away Tuesday at the age of 90.

 

Wolf served as the president and CEO of what would become the Do It Best Corporation. He was appointed CEO of what was then Hardware Wholesalers in 1962, according to a press release announcing his death.

 

WBOI News

Our August News Roundup on WBOI Presents features election analysis, a look at a new downtown attraction and conversations with reporters from around the state. 

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A 57-year-old Fort Wayne woman was sentenced to more than five years in federal prison and ordered to pay 1.4 million dollars in restitution for her part in an ongoing extortion scheme. She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

A federal grand jury indicted Kelly Custer and three of her children in 2015. Kelly, William Custer Jr., Ashley Custer and Sydney Custer were all accused of running a seven-year scam in which they convinced people that the family was in danger from the mafia and needed money.

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More than $200,000 were awarded to the Fort Wayne Boys and Girls Club earlier this week to fund science, technology, engineering and math education initiatives, also known as STEM.

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