Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Martin Lads Make News

Guest blogger and EFLJ alumna Lisa Crawford shares a profile on two other alumni:

Two brothers and former Griffons, Rex and Ross Martin have always been supportive of one another when it came to schoolwork and eventually their careers. Now they both work full-time at the St. Joseph News-Press.

Ross (the character on the right), 27, began as a part-time sports clerk in February 2002 and started full-time in February 2005. He became assistant sports editor in 2006 and sports editor in August 2010. A native of Platte City, Mo., he graduated from Platte County High School in 2001. He later attended Western, earning a bachelor's degree in English, with an emphasis in journalism.
Ross earned 14 awards from the Missouri College Media Association while a staff member of The Griffon News at Western.

Rex, 24, earned his bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in journalism from Western and graduated in 2007. Rex started at the News-Press in the summer of 2008 and was hired in an official capacity in May 2009 on the sports desk. Rex recently moved to become the full-time daytime cops reporter.

Thanks, Lisa (also of the St. Joseph News-Press).

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