Rebecca Fernandez

Rebecca joined the ABC7 News Team in July 2018, and is our Venice Newsroom Reporter. She covers everything happening in South County including Venice, North Port, and Port Charlotte. Originally from Miami, she came back to sunny Florida after reporting for FiOS1 News on Long Island, New York. There she covered an array of stories from the brutal murders by the MS-13 gang to record-breaking blizzards to the massive lockdown at the JFK airport. She began her on-air career as an MMJ and Weekend Anchor for the ABC affiliate, WOAY-TV, in Southern West Virginia where she covered President Donald Trump's visit to the state. Before becoming a reporter, Rebecca was an Associate Producer at Univision Network News in Miami and produced the nightly newscast "Edicion Nocturna". She worked on all kinds of national stories including the Orlando Nightclub mass shooting and Pope Francis's visit to Cuba and the United States. Rebecca is a 2016 graduate from the University of Miami where she earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and a B.S. in Public Relations. Growing up in the fun and sun capital of the country, she has always been drawn to not only share happy stories that bring communities together, but to also tell stories that matter to those who live there. She promises to be the voice and face for all of our South County viewers, so if you have any story ideas, please email them her way! She’s also bilingual, so you can write in Spanish if you’d like.

Recent Articles by Rebecca

  47-year-old man killed when crane collapses at marina in Bradenton

Business cited after neighbors catch it illegally dumping into Venice canal

Sarasota County Begins Plans to Build New High School in West Villages

Suncoast Resident Learns Painting He Bought in Venice 20 Years Ago was a Frank Sinatra Original

City of Venice to Replace the Curry Creek Bridge on Capri Isles Boulevard

Suncoast Fishing Captain Remembers His Client and Friend, Late President George H. W. Bush

Braves Spring Training Stadium Progressing As New Name is Unveiled

Illegal Dumping Issue Continues in North Port

What is the “Silent Killer” Radon that could possibly be inside your home?

Hurricane Season 2018 Recap

Renters discover toxic, radioactive gas in Venice homes

Murphy Oaks Development Gets Declined by the City of Venice

North Port Fire Rescue Hires 21 New Firefighters Thanks to Federal Grant

Hundreds Go Black Friday Shopping... on Thanksgiving Thursday

Friends Demanding Answers as the Search Continues for the Fatal Hit-and-Run Driver in Venice

Fundraising Begins to Add Solar Panels to The Venice Public Library

City Council Changes Sidewalk Regulations in Downtown Venice

Local Businesses Filling The Plate to Help Those in Need this Thanksgiving

After Fatal Accident on River Road, Residents Are Demanding Safety Changes

Overcrowding at Venice High School Prompts Sarasota County School District to Discuss Options