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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 — 1,453 followers, 5,268 tweets

Sep 19, 2017

RT @naffziger: My one and only commentary about the state of affairs in St. Louis right now. https://t.co/Inns2Kl68s

Sep 19, 2017

RT @vicenews: Reverend Clinton Stancil of St. Louis has a message: "You kill our kids, we kill your economy." (via @HBO​) https://t.co/FgB7HO6Vhh

Sep 19, 2017

RT @ABCPolitics: Timeline of events culminating in days of protests over officer's acquittal in shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith:…

Sep 19, 2017

RT @MiamiHerald: Keys could look like a campground as RVs replace damaged homes during rebuilding  http://hrld.us/2wugycs  https://t.co/zLwqvlgh7d

Sep 19, 2017

RT @rftmusic: I went to DC and watched @icp give a speech about buttholes in the same spot where MLK once spoke. Life is weird  http://ow.ly/VMgc30fgZdi 

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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.