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.
Fifty pageant titleholders from across Utah concluded their second round of preliminary competition at Capitol Theatre Thursday night, taking one contestant one step closer to the title of Miss Utah 2016.
From meeting with presidents of the United States to flying planes, helping to build historic Utah landmarks, fishing, or milking a cow for the press, here's a photographic look back at some of the leaders of t
Miss Cache Valley Karlie Major will spend the next year promoting her platform on media smarts and positive body image across the state after she was crowned Miss Utah 2014 at Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City ...