Rebecca Thiele

Environment/Technology Reporter, host of "Arts & More"

Rebecca Thiele became the Arts & More producer for WMUK in 2011. Rebecca also reports on issues related to the environment and technology in Southwest Michigan. She assists the station with social media practices and occasionally anchors during All Things Considered. She is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

​Twitter: @beckythiele

E-mail: rebecca [dot] thiele [at] wmich [dot] edu

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

The drug company Cephalon will compensate the State of Michigan $3.4 million as part of a multi-state fraud settlement. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office made that announcement Friday.

Lansing — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s job approval rating continues to sink and has again reached an all-time low as the embattled Republican works to address the Flint water contamination crisis. (The Detroit News)

The 19-year-old Chelsea native had not only avenged his 2016 runner-up finish in the middleweight division, he became the first teen from Michigan to win the overall national title. (Mlive)

Michigan blueberry growers are on track for crops to bounce back this season, thanks to a mild 2015-16 winter following two previous years of bitterly cold temps that hurt plants and led to lowered yields. (The Detroit News)

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash has been endorsed by the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, the group announced Thursday. (The Battle Creek Enquirer)