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Jackie Hicken
Jackie Hicken is web producer for DeseretNews.com. She previously worked as a reporter for CongressNow in Washington, D.C., and wrote for The Uintah Basin Standard and The Daily Universe. She is also an award-winning news designer. Jackie grew up in the booming metropolis of Roosevelt, Utah, and graduated from Brigham Young University in 2010 with degrees in history and journalism and minors in political science and editing. She is a four-year titleholder with the Miss America Organization and is usually found knee-deep in service projects, American history, books, movies, WWII oral histories, theater productions and politics. Having five brothers keeps her sane.
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