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

DiscoveryEd haunted house proceeds go toward local youth programs

DiscoveryEd in White City is hosting a fundraiser for it's youth programs. It's at the old bingo hall off of Crater Lake Highway.

The Great ShakeOut: A worldwide earthquake drill

October 17 at 10:17 a.m., 66 million people around the world participated in an earthquake drill including come local schools.

Local hemp farmer says 2019 was a 'learning curve' for hemp farmers

After three hemp drying facilities caught on fires within the past week, one farmer explains

Distracted driving simulation at Medford Open Streets

Streets in downtown Medford were closed to traffic for an event that allows people to explore the community.

OSF unveils new housing development for staff

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced it has entered into a 25-year lease on a new housing development two blocks from its main theatre campus in downtown Ashland.

Jackson County emergency responders need a new radio system

The current emergency communications system is old and outdated, a measure on the upcoming Jackson County ballot looks to change that.

Rogue River family places third on America's Funniest Home Videos

The Maddocks were shocked when they got the call that they would be finalists on the show. It aired Sunday night.

Rogue Air Trampoline Park closes

There is now another vacant space to fill in the Medford Center. Kids jumped for the last time at Rogue air on Sunday.

Neighbors cleaning up after woman purposely floods her apartment

A Grants Pass woman was arrested after purposely leaving her bathtub running and barricading herself in her home.

26th annual Multicultural Fair

A free event welcomes people from all backgrounds to celebrate different cultures.

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