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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

Uber, Lyft Now Allowed to Pick Up in Ashland

Before today, a city ordinance didn't allow Uber and Lyft drivers to pick up passengers in Ashland, only drop off.

Oregon Senate bill would allow gun safety to be taught to 1st graders

There is a public hearing scheduled for March 27th in the Senate Committee on Education.

A look at the Winning Dummy at Mt. Ashland's Dummy Downhill Competition

"Who you gonna call, Snowbusters" dummy takes the cake (or the 2 Mt. Ashland season Passes).

21-Year-Old Oregon Man Dies in Snowmobile Crash

The snowmobile hit a power pole guidewire and threw Jacob Charles McGarry off the snow machine.

Oregon House Republicans Demand Investigation After Infant Death

The infant death happened at a Eugene day care center in August.

Delayed flu season for Oregon, elderly more susceptible to this strain

Josephine County Public Health says flu season usually peaks from late January to early February but this year, Oregon is seeing it's peak in March.

Community Gives Input in the Search For a New Superintendent

The current superintendent of the Medford School District, Doctor Brian Shumate is leaving his position. The district turns to the community in the search of a new superintendent.

Police Warn Parents to Monitor Their Child's Social Media

20-year-old Grants Pass man, Trevor Warren Jones, appeared in court today. He faces 2 charges or online sexual corruption and 2 counts of luring a minor.

Shakespeare Festival ‘Preview Week’ Kicks off the start of Tourism Season

Friday night was the official start of Preview week for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival—local businesses prepare.

Kids Learn Firearm Safety at Sportsmen's and Outdoor Show

Oregon S.A.F.E. Foundation set up a booth at the Sportmen's and Outdoor Recreation Show to teach children about firearm safety.

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