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. 

Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission

Late Wednesday the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission recommended Fort Wayne attorney David Van Gilder as one of three for consideration for a seat on the Indiana Court of Appeals.

Van Gilder, 57, has practiced law since 1990 and is a 1983 graduate of the Washington School of Law at American University. He has been a partner in the local law firm of Van Gilder & Trzynka since 1996.

(Rebecca Green/WBOI)

  It is the final weekend for the annual CANstruction event at Glenbrook Square Mall. The event helps raise both money and canned food goods for the Community Harvest Food Bank.

Towles New Tech took the People’s Choice award in last year’s CANstruction competition at the Glenbrook Square Mall.

And they have every intention of doing it again this year, using their $1,000 prize from last year to boost their project..

Rebecca Green / Northeast Indiana Public Radio/WBOI

  

In a coordinated effort to keep the conversation going and maintain momentum, students around the country organized another event to combat gun violence. Allen County’s was organized by Woodlan High School student Emily Farler.

The 16-year-old sophomore worries not just about gun violence and its impact, but also about the damage done by the divisions in our culture.

 

The City of Fort Wayne is looking for 60 volunteers to pay attention.

 

Those volunteers must be over 18, and have four hours to donate to the city for a study on how people use downtown public spaces.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced the appointment of Fort Wayne attorney Holly Brady to the federal bench.

A 1991-graduate of Indiana University with a degree in English, Brady practices law at Haller & Colvin. She obtained her law degree from Valparaiso School of Law in 1994.

 

In her practice, Brady focuses on civil litigation and workplace issues, representing employers. She is a member of the Allen County Bar Association, and has served on the board of directors, as well as the secretary and vice president.

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