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

One Step Closer to Improvements on River Road

Virtual Neighborhood Watch Begins in North Port

16,000 Redfish to be Released throughout Florida Counties Most Affected by Red Tide

Paid Parking at St. Armands Circle Set to Begin Next Week

Grieving Family Members Begging for Changes at Sarasota Memorial Park Cemetery

The Solution to Sarasota County’s Affordable Housing Problem May Actually Be Tiny

NOAA Will Now Require Fishing Charters to Install GPS Systems

Officials and Communities Come Together on Planning Ways to Improve our Transportation

The West Villages Area Continues to Grow and Is Not Slowing Down

After Parents Express Concerns Over Changed Bus Stop in West Villages, Sarasota School Board Reverts to Original Location

Hospital Prices Online Has Been More Confusing Than Helpful For Patients

Sarasota County releases 2018 annual report

Two men arrested, accused of holding three Domino’s employees at gunpoint, other suspects still wanted

As Red Tide Lingers on the Suncoast, Tourism Leaders are Working on Keeping Visitors Here As Well

Venice Area Will Soon Be Getting An Upgrade With Two, State-Of-The-Art Hospitals

Suncoast Man Hosts Church Safety Training Using Personal Experience As Main Motivator

Suspect on the run after man gunned down in Bradenton

Venice Fire Department Hopes to Take Over Local EMS Calls from Sarasota County

New Traffic Signals Installed at Busy West Villages Intersection

Venice City Council Approves Condo Development at Fisherman’s Wharf