@OWHnews social services reporter. mara.klecker@owh.com @Unl_CoJMC grad.

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Mara Klecker is an award-winning reporter and recent graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications. She is currently interning on the metro desk of the Minneapolis Star Tribune and formerly held internships at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the ...

Who do you wish followed you?

Lane DeGregory or Ira Glass. They give me faith in the future of narrative journalism.

Why did you become a journalist?

What other job pays you to go meet fascinating people from all walks of life? How could I be doing anything else?

When you're not at a computer, where are you most likely to be?

Hiking. Preferably with a camera around my neck and a passport in my backpack.

Hearst Journalism Award

2014 - 2nd place, Personality Profile

Society of Professional Journalists Award

Mark of Excellence, Feature Writing, Large School Division