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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.

Jefferson City Concert Association kicks off 2017-18 season

Published Sep. 29 2017

The Jefferson City Concert Association kicks off its 2017-18 season next week with a performance by one of New Orleans'...

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...

Mid-Missouri storms cut power, cause damage

Published May. 19 2017

Repair crews were in the field Friday, working to repair power outages generally caused by the storms that whipped through...

BizBeat: Coming soon, get your workout on at the mall

Published Apr. 16 2017

Good news for Jefferson City residents with a workout routine involving Capital Mall — and this doesn't address mall-walkers (although...

BizBeat: Hobby Lobby getting facelift

Published Apr. 9 2017

The arts and crafts store at 2235 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson City isn't going anywhere — but it is getting...

BizBeat: East end Taco Bell now open

Published Apr. 2 2017

Jefferson City's third Taco Bell is now open, bringing the fast-food chain's full menu, from classic burritos and quesadillas to...

BizBeat: Ashley HomeStore planned at Wildwood Crossings

Published Mar. 26 2017

The "coming soon" signs are up, so it's official: Jefferson City will gain an Ashley HomeStore later this spring.

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...

BizBeat: Popeyes coming to former Johnny's location

Published Mar. 19 2017

A new Popeyes Louisiana Chicken restaurant is on its way to Jefferson City.

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.

BizBeat: Pancheros opening Jefferson City location

Published Mar. 12 2017

Pancheros Mexican Grill plans to open a location in Jefferson City this year.

BizBeat: Dollar General open on Heritage Highway

Published Mar. 5 2017

The Jefferson City area's fourth Dollar General store is open for business.

Farmer Holding seeking TIF for old St. Mary's

Published Mar. 1 2017

After more than 100 years in use and over two years shuttered, public funding support could revive the former St....

Jefferson City commercial construction rebounded in 2016

Published Feb. 19 2017

New commercial construction in Jefferson City rose significantly in 2016, according to the city's building permit statistics report for the...

BizBeat: Goodwill hopes for late spring relocation

Published Feb. 12 2017

Goodwill plans to open its new thrift store under construction in Jefferson City in late May to early June.

BizBeat: Live music venue on its way

Published Jan. 29 2017

Jefferson City's newest live music venue is on its way this spring — just a few months later than planned.

Chamber dreams big at gala

Published Jan. 28 2017

Jefferson City is dreaming big.

BizBeat: Pita Pit coming soon

Published Jan. 22 2017

Jefferson City is roughly two weeks away from welcoming its first Pita Pit restaurant.