Thursday, April 1, 2010

Journalist with Duluth roots joins CBS...

CBS just announced the hiring of a new reader, Rebecca Jarvis, for their morning programing.  Click HERE to check out the story on Ourvoices at the staff blogs.

Rebecca Jarvis (Becky) is the grandughter of Jerry Marks, a former Duluth News Tribune journalist and City of Duluth Economic Developer, now retired and living in Florida. Becky is the daughter of Gail MarksJarvis, a nationally known author, TV commentator and national speaker who writes a coast to coast syndicated finance column for the Chicago Tribune and Jim Jarvis, a UMD graduate and Twin Cities attorney. Gail, Becky's mother (daughter of Jerry and Helen Marks formerly of Duluth), began her financial writing with the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Gail grew up in Duluth and graduated from high school here and also was a UMD graduate.

Becky is not your ordinary youth growing up in the Twin Cities area. As a teenager attending St. Paul Academy, Becky hosted a teen TV show on Kare 11 and became widely known in the Twins Cities. She went on to higher education, graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics and Law, Letters and Society. Her achievements and honors that followed are utterly amazing for someone so young. One of her better known achievements was her competition in Donald Trump's popular Apprentice TV program when Becky came in as runner-up as the chosen apprentice.

Jerry Marks, Becky's grandfather, was a colleague of mine at the DNT and a good friend. He always was proud of his family and I can see why. Congrats to Becky!

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