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

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I’m currently covering social services at the Omaha World-Herald after graduating in May 2016 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Previously, I held internships at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Lincoln Journal S...

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I have an Underwood on my desk at home, though it's really only for decoration.

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

I love #OHnewsroom (Overheard in the Newsroom).

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?

Hearst Journalism Award

2014 - 2nd place, Personality Profile

Society of Professional Journalists Award

Mark of Excellence, Feature Writing, Large School Division