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. 

  Influenza continues to take its it toll around the U.S. and here in northeast Indiana.

The fifth week of flu season ended Feb. 3, and according to the Indiana Department of Health’s statewide influenza report, 167 Hoosiers have succumbed to the illness, more than 10 times the number of deaths recorded by this point last year.

Thirteen of this season’s influenza fatalities lived in Allen County, one less than all of last year.

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Indiana’s Department of Education released enrollment numbers last week showing competition for students between districts is heating up.

 

Fort Wayne Community Schools lost 13 percent of the students in its district to the voucher program in this school year. That’s according to a report by the Indiana Department of Education.

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