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Gary Castor (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0255
Gary Castor is managing editor of the Jefferson City News Tribune. He supervises the work of reporters, photographers and page designers that appears on news and features pages at the News Tribune. He is a member of the News Tribune editorial board, which is responsible for the local opinion pieces that appear as "Our Opinion" on the editorial page. He also serves as managing editor of the newsrooms at the Fulton Sun and California Democrat newspapers, providing guidance and supervision to those newspapers' editors and editorial staff. A 1983 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he has worked in Missouri newspapers as a reporter, city editor, page designer and design editor. In 2008, Central Missouri Newspapers Inc. hired Castor as a niche publications editor responsible for development of special publications of the newspaper. In 2009, he was named managing editor of the three CMNI newsrooms. Castor is active in the Missouri Press Association and Associated Press Managing Editors. He is a former adjunct professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He is a member of the United Way of Central Missouri Governing Body and the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce and is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Jefferson City. He and his wife, Debbie, live in Wardsville; they have two children, Sarah and Garrison. His interests outside the newsroom include coaching youth baseball and yearly mission trips with high school students on community service projects that have included trips to Florida, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming and Pennsylvania as well as Canada and Puerto Rico.