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Jessica Machetta

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Covers:  courts, weather, crime, politics, health, everything
Doesn't Cover: hyperlocal

Reporter, anchor, writer, multi-media. Based in St. Louis, covering city, state, nation, world. RTs are not endorsements.

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@jmachetta — 1,467 followers, 5,409 tweets

It’s Colder In Missouri Right Now Than It Is In Antarctica  https://fb.me/EAHWS8m7 
Colorado police agencies, armed with $21M in marijuana tax revenue, try to steer mentally ill, drug addicted away...  https://fb.me/DhDNTPWi 
Dolores O'Riordan, singer with The Cranberries, has died aged 46  https://fb.me/6wdkCqtX9 
Mr. Boombastic — Shaggy for short — is a hurricane rescue Aussie mutt from Puerto Rico. Macy is his human and...  https://fb.me/1xeEF6EXu 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a Capitol Press Corps reporter for KLIK and KFRU in Jefferson City and Columbia, Mo.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. In high school. And I had an old Royal at home in my room to write poetry.

How is social media changing news?

The fine line between being first and being right gets even trickier, and you can blow your credibility as a journalist in a nanosecond.