Jacob Martin

The Community Voice

Reporter Profile

Jacob Martin covers the criminal justice system and African-American communities in Kansas City, Missouri for The Community Voice, a statewide bi-weekly that reports on Black and African-American news in Kansas and Missouri. Prior to joining The Community Voice, Martin worked as a general assignments reporter with KCUR, where he covered breaking news in Kansas City, and the Shawnee Mission Post, covering COVID-19 trends in the community. Before moving to Kansas City he lived in Brooklyn, New York (by way of Louisville, Kentucky). He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Louisville, where he wrote for The Louisville Cardinal, the student newspaper.

Beat: Criminal justice system and African-American community in Kansas

This reporter covers the African-American community in Kansas, especially the performance of the justice system.