Born and raised in sunny Miami, Stephanie Bechara was exposed to a diverse people with unique stories. It was this environment that ignited a spark in her of concern for the people and the people's interests.

She followed her passion and graduated from the University of Florida with a Master of Arts in Mass Communications. She also earned a bachelor's degree in telecommunications from UF (Go Gators!), where she began her career at WUFT and later at WCJB in Gainesville.

Stephanie joined the News 13 team in October 2015 as our Osceola County reporter and looks forward to interacting with the people of Osceola and sharing the stories of a place where she quickly felt at home.

Stephanie has received awards from the Florida Associated Press for Best Mobile Journalist and has also been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists for her work in radio.

Having grown up within a Hispanic household, Stephanie is proficient in both English and Spanish. She is a proud member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Beyond her passion for news and reporting, Stephanie enjoys reading, spending time with her family and expanding her knowledge for makeup and handy beauty tips.