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DULUTH, MINNESOTA Ramona Marozas is a tribal citizen of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians Reservation in Wisconsin.
Earlier this month, she joined KBJR Northland's News Center, in Duluth, Minnesota, as a multimedia journalist. Marozas will work as a reporter, photographer and editor, as well as gain production experience.
Ramona graduated from St. Cloud State University in 2012 with a degree in television broadcast journalism and a minor in American Indian studies.
“I knew my destiny as a journalist when my grandmother constantly pointed out my curiosity,”
“Also, during my naming ceremony at Bad River, I was named Great White Cloud. My grandmother nudged me towards the namer saying, 'Ask him why he named you that.' So I did. It was a beautiful clear day. When it came to my turn to receive my name, a large cloud shaped as a feather spread over the sky my journalism skills in training.”
She interned at the St. Cloud Times in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and at the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Marozas has been a proud member of the Native American Journalist Association (NAJA) since 2008. She attended NAJA conferences in 2009 and 2011 as a student and returned this year as a Project Phoenix mentor.
She also was a student at the UNITY: Journalists of Color Convention and the Crazy Horse Journalism Career Conference in 2008. She has experience filming, editing, producing, anchoring and reporting at St. Cloud State University's television station. Education, internships and journalism conferences have transformed Marozas into a professional journalist.
“I consider it a privilege to represent my tribe as a proud American Indian journalist working at KBJR,”
“It is something new and exciting. Having the responsibility of telling people's stories all on my own is what I am most proud of. I enjoy every second of carrying on the important tradition of storytelling.”
KBJR is a multi channel facility serving Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin and is a Granite Broadcasting Station.
posted September 23, 2013 6:30 am edt