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Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 5:34 pm | Updated: 3:25 pm, Wed Feb 19, 2014.

Rebecca joined the ABC 7 news team as a general assignment reporter in October 2013. The first question most people ask her is where she's from. She's a native New Englander, born and raised in Connecticut, but her nationality is half Puerto Rican and half Italian.

After high school, she left the north for college, and moved to sunny Florida to attend Southeastern University where she studied Broadcast Journalism. Rebecca spent her college years hosting a nationally syndicated talk show and anchoring for the university's news program.

Before coming to ABC 7, Rebecca covered the high profile Casey Anthony trial while interning with the ABC-Orlando affiliate. She also moved to Miami to intern for FOX where she interviewed actors and celebrities and covered movie releases and events in South Florida. Her passion for journalism stems from her love for people and desire to be a voice for the voiceless.

She is thrilled to be part of the news team at ABC 7 in Sarasota and has already fallen in love with the Suncoast. You can find her enjoying runs on Siesta Key beach or exploring downtown and St. Armands. She is a self-proclaimed foodie who loves to cook and try out all the restaurants in town. You can follow her on twitter @RebeccaVargas.

Email: Rvargas@MySuncoast.com

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1 comment:

  • Lin41 posted at 5:41 pm on Fri, Jan 17, 2014.

    Lin41 Posts: 2

    Welcome to the anchor desk, great job tonight....