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Rebecca Martin (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0259
E-mail: rebecca@newstribune.com
Rebecca Martin is city editor of the News Tribune. She works with reporters to coordinate the newspaper's daily news coverage plans and writes news stories occasionally. Prior to becoming city editor in January 2017, Martin served as features editor and business reporter for the News Tribune for over two years. As business reporter, she covered news about Jefferson City and Mid-Missouri businesses and issues affecting them for the daily newspaper as well as the News Tribune's quarterly business journal, #jcmo Inside Business. As features editor, she focused on expanding and improving the News Tribune's Style and Flavor sections, encouraging use of more local voices in those areas to better represent the community. She previously worked as a reporter at Central Missouri Newspapers' The Lake Today, a weekly newspaper covering the Lake of the Ozarks area. Born and raised in Jefferson City, Martin is happy to serve her hometown by working to provide it quality local news coverage. She is a graduate of Helias High School and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, in 2013. Follow her on Twitter at @beccamar10.

More than half of Missouri's children lack affordable access to child care

Published Feb. 18 2018

Tami Hughes' Monday morning is harder than yours.Or maybe not, if you have young children in Jefferson City.

Improving child care access may require creativity

Published Feb. 18 2018

Complicated problems often require creative solutions.For families whose situations aren't served by available child care options, that's often the case.

Ahrens named new GM for Central Missouri Newspapers

Published Jan. 3 2018

WEHCO Media announced Wednesday that Zach Ahrens will take over as general manager of Central Missouri Newspapers Inc. beginning Jan....

Socket cutting back DSL internet service in area

Published Aug. 31 2017

Missouri phone and internet service provider Socket will discontinue its DSL internet service to some parts of Mid-Missouri this fall.

Death penalty documentary gets screening here

Published Aug. 30 2017

Capitol City Cinema in Jefferson City will host the first in a series of Missouri screenings of a new documentary...

Be safe with fireworks, Mid-Missourians reminded

Published Jun. 26 2017

Fireworks stands opened for the Independence Day season last week, and area law enforcement officials are reminding residents to use...

St. Mary's renovation meeting delayed

Published Mar. 24 2017

After two years vacant, the old St. Mary's Hospital site will have to wait a little longer for public discussion...

Uber holding off coming to town, for now

Published Mar. 15 2017

Ready to hail your first Uber ride in Jefferson City limits? Not so fast.

Kmart, Sears to close Jefferson City stores

Published Jan. 4 2017

Jefferson City's Kmart and Sears stores are among the latest group the company announced will close this spring.

Uber inauguration in store?

Published Jan. 1 2017

Jefferson City regulations don't allow for transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber, but an upcoming special occasion prompted the company...

More work needed on cybersecurity

Published Dec. 31 2016

Missouri needs to continue investing in STEM education and workforce development, according to the Missouri Cybersecurity Task Force's Action Plan...

App-driven transportation's Jefferson City prospects driven by state legislation

Published Dec. 4 2016

Now two weeks after Uber brought its 21st century transportation model to Springfield, local residents might be wondering whether ride-hailing...

Urban renewal could resuscitate hotel project

Published Nov. 13 2016

The owners of the former Truman Hotel & Conference Center may not be finished seeking financial assistance from Jefferson City...

Protecting assets from cyber threats

Published Nov. 8 2016

Few small businesses question the need to protect their physical assets with locks and security cameras. But what about the...

How toxic is your workplace?

Published Nov. 7 2016

As Missouri's employment laws continue their tendency to favor employees, guarding a business against claims of hostile work environment requires...

New population projections predict sluggish growth for Jefferson City area

Published Oct. 31 2016

Jefferson City's population is expected to grow at a slower pace than nine other Missouri metro areas in the next...

Hookah lounge gone in a puff

Published Oct. 14 2016

After five months in business and five months of back-and-forth with city officials, Golden Smoke Hookah Lounge is closing up...

Fischer Body, Julie Smith showcased

Published Oct. 13 2016

What does it take to be the biggest name in business in Jefferson City?

City lowers occupancy limit for hookah lounge

Published Oct. 9 2016

Community concerns surrounding a hookah lounge near downtown Jefferson City have centered mainly on the crowds that congregate outside the...

BizBeat: Summit Villa doubles capacity with expanded long-term care facility

Published Oct. 2 2016

Summit Villa Assisted Living's new 46-bed expansion is officially open for business.