Posted at: 04/22/2007 8:40 PM
Updated at: 05/25/2016 7:39 PM
Rebecca started her news broadcasting career in Elmira, New York at the NBC affiliate, WETM in 1986. She had just graduated from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communications with a dual degree in Broadcast Journalism and American Studies.
In March of 1988, she was hired by News10NBC as a weekend reporter, moving up the ranks, to become the morning and noon anchor in 1994. Her favorite beat while a general assignment reporter was the court system. She followed many major trials that included major crimes like murder and robberies. She also was lead reporter of the civil rights and embezzlement trials involving the Rochester Police Department. She was a major contributor to the coverage of the shooting death of RPD Officer Daryl Pierson. She also anchored his funeral service, staying on-air for almost five hours.
She currently anchors News10NBC Today from 5 a.m. - 7 a.m. and can be seen on News10NBC at Noon. She has learned how to thrive on very little sleep--often getting up before 3 a.m. to make sure Rochester wakes up to the news of the day.
Rebecca is a native of Geneseo, Livingston County and has been inducted into the Geneseo Central School Hall of Fame for her accomplishments professionally and her community involvement with a number of charities like the Pirate Toy Fund, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Catholic Family Center.
For year more than a decade, she has volunteered for the Girl Scouts of Western New York. She has been a troop leader for Juniors and Cadettes and a Cookie Mom many times over. She also has been recognized by GSWNY with the "Constellation Award".
She is raising four children with her husband Paul Leclair and is proud that both daughters were named "Number 1 Cookie Seller" multiple times while in Girl Scouts and both her sons have attained the Eagle Rank in Boy Scouts.
Rebecca can be seen weekdays on News 10NBC Today from 5 a.m. - 7 a.m. and News 10NBC at Noon.
E-mail Rebecca Leclair at RLeclair@WHEC.com.