About Vickie

Victoria St. Martin is a journalist and breast cancer survivor who is passionate about informing young women and helping others who are battling the disease, particularly those who are diagnosed in their 30’s and younger.

In 2013, Vickie began reporting at The Washington Post as part of a fellowship through the School of Communication at American University.

Prior to joining The Post, Vickie worked at The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J. Working at The Ledger was a homecoming for Victoria in more ways than one. Born in Newark, Victoria graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Douglass College at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where she was the managing editor of The Daily Targum. Victoria got her start in newspapers as a clerk in The Star-Ledger’s Middlesex County Bureau. In 2005, she joined the staff of The Trentonian where she covered crime, gang violence, the still-unsolved death of a College of New Jersey freshman and worked on a year-long project about a female leader of the Bloods gang. In 2006, she joined the staff of The Times-Picayune, where she worked as a government reporter in suburban New Orleans, frequently writing about those displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the lingering effects of the storms on the lives of people in southeastern Louisiana. She covered public corruption cases, blogged during Hurricane Gustav and wrote a string of feature stories about alligator hunters, Christmas bonfires along the Mississippi River and the long-suffering fans of the New Orleans Saints.

Follow Vickie on Twitter @vstmartin.

2 responses to “About Vickie

  1. Chandra Hayslett


    You are such a wonderful inspiration to ALL women dealing with breast cancer. You continue to amaze me with your strength, openness and positive attitude. While no one wants breast cancer, God obviously knew you could handle this situation and you’re doing it so gracefully.

    Love you!


  2. Jenny

    I am so happy to be in touch with you during this time of “navigating” through my breast cancer diagnosis. Thank you so much for your help with all my questions.

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