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

Ashland prepares for an emergency with an evacuation drill

Today, residents and staff staged a wildfire evacuation drill to help the city prepare for a real emergency.

New exhibit celebrates 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon landing

ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum in Ashland is revealing it's new exhibit today, "Apollo 50: Small Steps to a Giant Leap."

Josephine County Fairgrounds makes a comeback as Jackson County indicates success

6 years ago, Josephine County Fairgrounds were struggling to stay open. After years of changes, they’re planning on a great turn out for the fair.

Jackson County Fair: This year vs. last year

The Jackson County Expo director says the fair had a bigger turn out this year than last year.

Hornbrook celebrates one year anniversary of returning home after the Klamathon fire

Hornbrook residents and Cal Fire line the streets of downtown during a block party to celebrate and remember the day they were able to return home after the Klamathon fire.

Insurance companies assess each home's fire risk

Some homeowners in Southern Oregon and Northern California struggle to find home insurance due to living in a high fire risk area.

Rural Metro Fire warns public about the dangers of the Rogue River

Rural Metro Fire responded to a high volume of water rescues this weekend in the Rogue River.

Crews respond to fewer illegal firework calls than last 4th of July

Medford Fire thanks everyone for using fireworks safely and following regulations.

New California law requires background checks on ammunition purchases

Starting July 1st, every person buying ammunition in the state of California will be required to do a background check.

Volunteers help clean up neglected cemetery in Klamath Falls

The owners of Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens fired for bankruptcy, leaving the cemetery in disarray.

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