Mariam Mackar joined the WDIO news team as a multi-media journalist and producer in August of 2020 and is thrilled to begin her career here in the Northland.
Mariam wanted to become a journalist since she was nine years old. She grew up watching the news with her parents and has always had an affinity for storytelling. “The more I learned about the beauty and importance of journalism, the more I knew reporting was the job for me,” she said.
A Chicagoland native, Mariam recently graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and political science. While studying at DePaul, she covered a range of different stories while anchoring for the university’s newscast such as city-wide protests, union strikes and indoor skydiving.
Mariam had the opportunity to work alongside long-time NBC political editor Carol Marin and producer Don Moseley to assistant-produce investigative pieces for WTTW’s Chicago Tonight. She attributes much of her growth in reporting to learning from a number of career professionals during her time at DePaul.
With her family originating from Egypt, Mariam was lucky enough to spend a lot of her life traveling outside of the States, which sparked her love for visiting new places and learning more about others. In her free time Mariam likes to discover new shows to watch, foods to try, and exploring the outdoors.
She can’t wait to learn more about the beautiful city of Duluth!
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