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Lara Christine Jakes

Lara Christine Jakes, American newspaper reporter. Recipient second place Spot News Associated Press, 1997, Honorable Mention, 1998; 1st place for reporting Hearst Corporation, 1999. Member New York Press Club, Women's Press Club (New York City).


  • Jakes, Lara Christine was born on July 8, 1973 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Robert Alexander Junior and Jean Throckmorton Jakes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Journalism, University Missouri, 1995.


    • Staff writer The Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Missouri, 1993-1994. Washington correspondent The Topeka (Kansas) Capital-Journal, 1994. Intern The Washington Times, 1994-1995.

      Staff writer The Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune, 1995. State reporter The Times Union, Albany, New York, since 1995. Guest lecturer College of Saint Rose, Albany, since 1996.

      Guest commentator New York Week in Review.


    Member New York Press Club, Women's Press Club (New York City).



    Creative writing, hiking, running.

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    Born July 8, 1973
    (age 44)
    • 1995
      University Missouri
    • 1993 - 1994
      Staff writer, The Columbia Missourian
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • 1994
      Washington correspondent The Topeka (Kansas) Capital-Journal
    • 1994 - 1995
      intern, The Washington Times
    • 1995
      state reporter The Times Union
      Albany, New York, United States
    • 1995
      staff writer, The Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune