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Mari Nelson

Mari Nelson joined the NewsWatch 12 team as a reporter in November 2018.

Title: Reporter/Producer

Mari Nelson joined the NewsWatch 12 team in November 2018.

She graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in May 2018. While here, she reported for Cronkite News, a division of Arizona PBS ran by Arizona State students.

Mari indulged in her passion for travelling and learning about different cultures by interning abroad in Sydney, Australia in 2016. She most recently reported for a local news station in Cape town, South Africa in 2018. There was no shortage of stories for Mari to cover there as she spent her time in poverty-stricken communities telling the stories of the locals.

Outside of work, you can find Mari shopping or at the gym. She also loves to snowboard and is excited to try out southern Oregon ski areas.

If you have any tips or story ideas for Mari, you can send her a message on Facebook or Twitter.

Recent Posts by Mari Nelson

Truck Drivers Working Through Heavy Rain and Winds

Heavy rains and high winds are expected to hit the Rogue Valley this week. Truck drivers have to drive in dangerous conditions.

Solar Panels Installed at Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University takes steps to invest in renewable energy.

Home Buyers and Sellers Affected by Government Shutdown

Home Buyers who have applied for a United States Department of Agriculture Loan are at a standstill.

Lots of Ashland Residents Opposed to a Farm Expansion

At a public hearing today, people in Ashland shared their concerns about adding a slaughter house and a meat processing facility to a local farm.

15 Airmen Welcomed Home After 6 Months In Iraq

Friends and family of the 15 airmen were invited to attend the demobilization ceremony this morning.

Road Safety Improvements in Josephine County

Galice Road in Grants Pass will be getting new, and much needed guard rails.

Sex Offender Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

18-year-old Daniel Cooley pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual penetration in the second degree and sexual abuse in the first degree.

First Baby of the New Year

Olivia Padovich was the first baby to be born in the Rogue Valley in 2019 at the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.

UPDATE: Man Accused of Arson Pleaded Not Guilty

64-year-old James Atto, Jr. was arrested early Wednesday morning after police say he turned himself in but pleaded not guilty in court today.

A Busy Night for Bartenders and Cab Drivers

New Year's Eve is the busiest night of the year for cab drivers.

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