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. 

Sharon Tucker For Council; Michelle Chambers For City Council; Dave Rosenthal, Side Effects Public Media

While the October News Roundup will focus on expanding stories we aired during the month of October, we began our program with a deep dive into the results of the 2019 municipal election. Held on Nov. 5, the day before our roundup aired, we looked at Fort Wayne races and a number of races in the area's largest municipalities.

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Northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio remain under a winter weather advisory until midnight as a storm that's brought snow about to give way to record-setting cold.

 

National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Birk says that the arctic air mass will make the region feel a lot more like the middle of January than the middle of November. He says that by the time things warm up a bit on Wednesday, many communities could have new cold temperature records.

 

FILE PHOTO: Rebecca Green / WBOI

It wasn’t just that Wells County Republicans claimed the Bluffton mayor’s office Tuesday night in the general election after more than two decades.

FILE PHOTO: Rebecca Green / WBOI

With a handful of mayors not seeking re-election in 2019, this municipal election saw many contested contests throughout northeast Indiana. 

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