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Marcus Aarsvold

Marcus is originally from Pine Island, Minnesota. He graduated from the Hubbard School of Journalism at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in December of 2017 with a degree in journalism and studies in cinema and media culture. During his undergrad, Marcus worked for Gopher Digital Productions as a production assistant, interned at Minnesota Public Radio and was involved with campus media club StudioU. Marcus thoroughly enjoyed being an involved gopher by working as a first year orientation leader and college of liberal arts student ambassador.  In spring of 2017 Marcus studied abroad in Nairobi, Kenya where he studied international development and interned for a non-government organization called SlumTV that focused on reporting in a way that gives the community a platform to tell their own stories.

After college, Marcus worked for KTTC-TV in Rochester, Minnesota as a production assistant before being offered the Weekend Multimedia Journalist position at WXOW.

When Marcus is not working at improving his reporting game, he enjoys running, watching Game of Thrones with his cat Leo and eating coffee flavored chocolate chip ice cream.

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