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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.

Businesses hit by tornado picking up pieces

Published Jun. 16 2019

Some Jefferson City businesses shuttered in the May 22 tornado's immediate aftermath have already reopened to customers, while others continue...

Riley Chevrolet to relocate sales, service until dealership is rebuilt

Published Jun. 10 2019

Just over two weeks after a tornado destroyed much of the car dealerships on Christy Drive in Jefferson City, the...

Animal shelter matching up tornado victims, pets

Published Jun. 9 2019

The night of May 22 was terrifying for former Hawthorne Apartments resident Deborah Tragasz, as an EF-3 tornado destroyed her...

BizBeat: Neighborhood bar puts down roots in Old Munichburg

Published Jun. 9 2019

Sal Nuccio wants The Tavern to be Old Munichburg’s neighborhood bar.Nuccio opened the bar in mid-May at 130 E.

BizBeat: The Blue Skillet lives on in Skillett's Catering

Published Jun. 2 2019

Phillippia Rome's soul-food restaurant might have closed, but she hasn't lost her soul for home cooking — and neither has...

Mid-Mo cleanup, restoration businesses busy in storm's aftermath

Published Jun. 2 2019

When the dust settled from last week's tornado, many Mid-Missourians went to work.That's because other things settled, too — trees...

Tornado haphazardly rambles through Cole County neighborhoods

Published May. 24 2019

Wednesday night's tornado bounced its way up U.S. 54, hitting several Cole County neighborhoods on its way from Eldon to...

BizBeat: Escape room finds home in Capital Mall

Published May. 19 2019

The newest enterprise at Capital Mall is equal parts zombie thriller, mythical monster movie and legal whodunit.

BizBeat: Jefferson City stylist gives 'Midtown' building makeover

Published May. 12 2019

The latest makeover in Jefferson City's budding "Midtown" area was done by a professional.Ali Berhorst opened Midtown Salon on April...

BizBeat: New Linn coffee shop features Seattle roots

Published May. 12 2019

A new coffee shop in Mid-Missouri comes by way of Osage County and Seattle.

Bench jeweler's chance encounter created gem of a career

Published May. 6 2019

Susie Rogers' career as a bench jeweler has come full circle, as she now co-owns Show-Me Gold and Silver at...

BizBeat: Scuba Adventure comes up for air after fire

Published May. 5 2019

It was sink or swim for a local diving shop after a fire struck the business in late March, but...

BizBeat: Original Brew House Coffee closes

Published May. 5 2019

A popular east-end coffee shop in Jefferson City has closed.

BizBeat: Hospice resale shop finds new home

Published May. 5 2019

Butterfly Treasure Hospice Resale Shop is up and running at its new location in Jefferson City's Old Munichburg area.

BizBeat: New bakery on the rise in downtown Jefferson City

Published Apr. 28 2019

All the ingredients are coming together for a new bakery in the works in downtown Jefferson City.High Rise Bakery at...

BizBeat: Rick's Cafe to bid farewell Friday

Published Apr. 28 2019

Customers of Rick's Cafe have one more week to visit the restaurant in the Governor Office Building before it closes...

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...