Mari Nelson joined the NewsWatch 12 team as a reporter in November 2018.
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.
Today, residents and staff staged a wildfire evacuation drill to help the city prepare for a real emergency.
ScienceWorks Hands-on Museum in Ashland is revealing it's new exhibit today, "Apollo 50: Small Steps to a Giant Leap."
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.
The Jackson County Expo director says the fair had a bigger turn out this year than last year.
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.
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 responded to a high volume of water rescues this weekend in the Rogue River.
Medford Fire thanks everyone for using fireworks safely and following regulations.
Starting July 1st, every person buying ammunition in the state of California will be required to do a background check.
The owners of Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens fired for bankruptcy, leaving the cemetery in disarray.