Energy reporter joins Post-Dispatch staff

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Reporter Jacob Barker will join the St. Louis Post-Dispatch business desk Monday.

Barker has been a business reporter at the Columbia Daily Tribune in Columbia, Mo., for the past three years. He joins other Tribune alums, including editorial page editor Tony Messenger and Mizzou reporter David Matter.

Barker take over environmental reporting for the Post.

It also was announced this week that retail reporter Kavita Kumar is leaving the Post-Dispatch.