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Rebecca Martin (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0259
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.

BizBeat: Jersey Mike's Subs headed to Jefferson City

Published Apr. 21 2019

A new Jersey Mike's Subs restaurant is planned to open in Jefferson City later this year.Local franchise co-owner Jackie Floyd...

BizBeat: New salon makes the cut in former barber shop

Published Mar. 31 2019

Old habits die hard.And after 64 years in business as a barbershop, the building at 224 Madison St. couldn't quit...

BizBeat: Missouri Valley Archery passes bow to new owners

Published Mar. 24 2019

The new owners of a Jefferson City outdoors and sporting goods store want to keep family at the heart of...

BizBeat: Missouri Boulevard Antique Mall gets new life

Published Mar. 17 2019

The new owners of the Missouri Boulevard Antique Mall are working to bring an old Jefferson City favorite into the...

Xchange Boutique owner looking to sell business

Published Mar. 10 2019

Tina Cole’s secondhand fashion business has served local families in many forms over the past decade.

Mid-Missouri native’s consulting firm expands

Published Mar. 4 2019

Jefferson City-based business consulting firm Rock House Advisors is expanding with an addition to its leadership team and an expanded...

BizBeat: Jefferson City child care center expanding to second location

Published Mar. 3 2019

The owner of a Jefferson City child care center hopes to serve more local families by opening a second location.

BizBeat: Shrunken Head closes Ash Street bar to focus on catering

Published Feb. 24 2019

A popular Jefferson City nightlife spot bid farewell to loyal customers this weekend.Shrunken Head Tropic Lounge closed up the bar...

BizBeat: Freestanding Starbucks makes its Capital City debut

Published Feb. 17 2019

Local coffee lovers had reason to perk up this Valentine's Day, as Jefferson City's new Starbucks opened Thursday on one...

BizBeat: Starbucks to open Jefferson City cafe on Valentine's Day

Published Feb. 12 2019

Jefferson City's new Starbucks cafe is set to open this Thursday — Valentine's Day — on one of the busiest...

BizBeat: Texas Roadhouse coming to Jefferson City

Published Feb. 3 2019

Texas Roadhouse is making its way to Jefferson City later this year.

Going out in style: Saffees to close family business with holiday season

Published Oct. 14 2018

After nearly a century curating a community's sense of fashion, Jefferson City's fashion institution is going out in style.

MDC aims to restore ruffed grouse to state

Published Sep. 27 2018

The Missouri Department of Conservation and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are working together to help restore Missouri's ruffed grouse...

BizBeat: Jefferson City Autoplex closes Kia dealership

Published Jul. 29 2018

Kia of Jefferson City, part of Jefferson City Autoplex on Missouri Boulevard, closed permanently last Wednesday.

BizBeat: Dotty's Cafe bids Hartsburg farewell ... again

Published Jul. 29 2018

Dotty Manns has tried to leave the restaurant business before. Just like the countless omelettes and pancakes she's served loyal...

Local Early Head Start programs in jeopardy

Published May. 27 2018

An early learning program serving low-income families has lost its state funding for Mid-Missouri programming, potentially dissolving the child care...

A note about our coverage of Greitens' indictment

Published Feb. 25 2018

The announcement Thursday that a St. Louis grand jury had indicted Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony charge of invasion...

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.

Jefferson City artist to debut album Saturday at The Bridge

Published Feb. 15 2018

Molly Healey's latest project is a study in the circle of life. Healey will introduce "Human" to her hometown Saturday...