Mari Fagel is a reporter for the Medill News Service. She has previously worked as a general assignment reporter for KSNT, the NBC affiliate in Topeka, Kansas. She has also interned with NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams in New York City and with FOX News Chicago. Fagel also worked on NBC's Decision 2008 election coverage, as a runner at the Democratic and Republican National conventions and the election night rally in Grant Park. She graduated cum laude from Northwestern University in June 2009, with a degree in journalism and will receive her Masters from the Medill School of Journalism in June 2010.