Rebecca Lopez Biography
Rebecca Lopez is an American four-time Emmy award-winning senior crime and justice reporter who is currently working at WFAA in Dallas, Texas. She joined the WFAA team in April 1998.
Rebecca Lopez Education
In 1984, Rebecca graduated from Odessa Permian( MOJO) high school. Later on, she joined North Texas State University where she graduated with a degree in Radio, Television, Film in 1988.
Rebecca Lopez Career
Since 2003, she has covered the Dallas Police Department and over the years, she has broken some of the biggest stories at the Dallas Police Department including the day DPD headquarters came under attack by suspect James Boulware. In addition, she has also covered many national stories inclusive of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, the siege at the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, the Oklahoma City bombing, and not long ago the ambush of 5 officers in downtown Dallas.
Odessa, Texas is her native home and after she has graduated from North Texas State University, she interned at KDFW in 1988. In the same year, she also met Gloria Campos who is a mentor. Gloria inspired and assisted her to put together her first resume tape. In addition, she has worked in Phoenix, Austin, Corpus, and Midland Odessa.
While she has been serving as a journalist, her outstanding work has received recognition over the years with; 4 Emmy Awards, many community service awards, and a National Murrow Award. In addition, she joined KXAN-TV in July 1990, where she served as an anchor and reporter, and in April 1995, she left the station. Later on, she joined KPNX-TV where she served as a reporter till April 1998.
She had wished to work at WFAA within ten years after graduating and now her dream came to pass as she did actually join the WFAA team ten years down the line after her graduation. In addition, she is very passionate about crime and justice and issues impacting women and children. Furthermore, she has had the privilege to interview; Henry Lee Lucas, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Adian Beltre, Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Cicely Tyson, Oprah Winfrey, Justin Timberlake, Viola Davis, and Bill Cosby.
During her spare time, she enjoys spending ample time with her son and family, traveling, and attending sports events as she is a huge fan of the Stars, Rangers, Cowboys, and Mavs.
Rebecca Lopez Age
Lopez is 49 years old as of 2022/ She was born on February 25, 1973, in Odessa, Texas, United States.
Rebecca Lopez Height
Lopez stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall.
Rebecca Lopez Family
Lopez’s father is known as Santos Gonzales while her mother, Santos Gonzales. She has a sister whose name she has not revealed. Her mother who is a two-time breast cancer survivor passed on Thanksgiving Day in 2020 as a result of Covid.
Rebecca Lopez Husband
Lopez is a married woman and together the couple has been blessed with a son who they named Jacob. However, she has not disclosed the name of her husband.
Rebecca Lopez Salary
Lopez earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Rebecca Lopez Net Worth
Lopez has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being a senior crime and justice reporter.