Gretchen Becker, Former Angie's List Reporter

Gretchen Becker

Former Reporter
Angie's List

Gretchen Becker is a former reporter, who enjoyed writing about member experiences, particularly with home improvement and their pets, and busting scamming contractors.

She has a degree in English and communications with a journalism concentration and more than a decade of experience in the newspaper and magazine industries. Gretchen spends her free time volunteering at church, working out, playing in a local flute choir and hanging out with her family.


Fun Facts

The first provider I hired was…
a critter remover. After I reported on damage rodents can do for an animal removal story, I called to evict the resident mice hanging out in our attic.
If I were a service provider, I'd be a…
home organizer or wedding planner because I love having orderly plans and helping people.
Something I learned while researching a story…
70 percent of the world still doesn’t squeeze the Charmin and goes sans toilet paper.
The worst service provider experience I've ever had was…
dealing with a cable provider constantly raising fees or changing programs. They even wanted to charge us to pick up the box when we canceled service, but I drove the box to their office a few minutes down the road.
The best service provider I've found was…
a carpet stretcher who got the wrinkles out the poorly installed flooring throughout our house and without asking fixed the wobbly leg on a dining room table he noticed when moving it.