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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

A July 4 fireworks accident has apparently cost defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul a finger. (Associated Press)

ESPN reporter blasted for tweeting Giants player's medical record

ESPN reporter and analyst Adam Schefter is being criticized for tweeting a photo that showed the private medical record of New York Giants player Jason Pierre-Paul, who had a finger amputated on Wednesday following a fireworks accident. Published July 9, 2015

Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., in this March 10, 2015, file photo. The PGA of America is moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump's golf course in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Donald Trump: 'I'll win the Latino vote'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would "win the Latino vote" if nominated, despite being at odds with the community over negative comments he made about Mexico and illegal immigration. Published July 8, 2015

In this Feb. 27, 2013, photo illustration, hands type on a computer keyboard in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

New Zealand criminalizes Internet trolling

New Zealand has passed a controversial new law that bans trolling, or "harmful digital communications," with offenders facing up to two years in jail. Published July 8, 2015

Producer-director Judd Apatow arrives at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest in Los Angeles, March 8, 2015. Mr. Apatow's latest project, a book titled, "Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy," will be released on Tuesday, June 16. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) ** FILE **

Judd Apatow: 'We shouldn't need Bill Cosby to admit it'

Film director Judd Apatow says the bombshell news that Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition to obtaining drugs to give women for sex is only shocking to those who refused to believe the dozens of accusers who came forward. Published July 7, 2015