Rebecca Spera - Producer/Part-Time Reporter
Rebecca Spera joined the GDH team in 2006 as a proud producer who went to great lengths to put the "great" in Great Day Houston. Whether she's featuring the latest cook's concoction or a doctor's diagnosis, her thorough coverage gives useful and valuable information to Houstonians. After working behind the scenes for many months, Rebecca made her on-screen debut in the Spring of 2007. In the Fall of 2007, she received an Emmy award for her on-camera work, as well as being nominated for her production.
Rebecca spent her college years at La Salle University in Philadelphia. There, she reported for LaSalle 56 and interned for Fox29 Philadelphia. While interning on a high-profile war story, Rebecca was noticed by CNN correspondent, Whitney Casey.
Within weeks, Rebecca moved to New York City to work with Casey at CNN. Rebecca had the opportunity to work stories from yellow tape to red carpet. Some major interviews include the return home of the first POWs from Iraq and the launches of celebrity chef Rocco Dispirito's reality show The Restaurant and Donald Trump's inaugural Apprentice. Rebecca also covered awards shows, such as the Tony's, where she interviewed celebrities Marisa Tomei, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, and Benjamin Brat.
After working with Casey, Rebecca left the field and hit the studio to work with Paula Zahn and Anderson Cooper. There, Rebecca assisted in the interviewing of guests for the 8pm and 9pm shows. When she finished working on Paula Zahn Now and Anderson Cooper 360, Rebecca did a 180 and decided to go back to school for a graduate degree.
Fast-forward three years, and Casey asked Rebecca to join the team of GDH. Currently, Rebecca is both producing and reporting for Great Day Houston. In her spare time, she enjoys learning more about the spectacular city of Houston, exercising, hot yoga, dancing, spending time with friends, and of course, window shopping!