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

Grants Pass 18-year-old graduates from Southern Oregon University

Jonathan Reinard is graduating from Southern Oregon University after 3 years. He started when he was 15.

Small, rural town of Merrill has some of the fastest Internet in Oregon

Fewer than a thousand people live in Merrill in Klamath County but Governor Brown signed a bill that allowed them to have some of the fastest internet speeds on the west coast.

Boatnik brings economic boom to Grants Pass

Some Grants Pass businesses say the week of Boatnik is the busiest day of the year for them.

Bike thefts on the rise in Medford

73 bikes have been reported missing in Medford in the first quarter of 2019. That number is up from last year.

Woman called a 'hero' after finding a man stranded in his car

A Happy Camp woman was driving to Cave Junction when she pulled over to investigate something you may see everyday.

CraterWorks MakerSpace officially opens

Saturday, CraterWorks MakerSpace in Central Point opened their doors to the public for tours.

Pacific Power makes plans for Wildfire Season

Pacific Power has protocols to shut down power in California in certain weather conditions as a preventive measure.

Native American traditions passed at a Mothers Day celebration

Saturday and Sunday mark the 25th year of the Native American Art Festival and Mothers Day Pow Wow in Grants Pass.

'Art in Bloom Festival' brings thousands to downtown Medford

Downtown Medford hosts its 19th annual Art in Bloom Festival showcasing artists from the west coast.

High temperatures bring business to some companies

A local air conditioning company, Advanced Air & Metal, has their hands full after temperatures are 20 degrees above average in Medford.

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