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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

UAE council passes mandatory breastfeeding law

Lawmakers in the United Arab Emirates have passed a clause, as part of the Child Rights Law, requiring mothers to breastfeed for at least the first two years of their child's life. Published February 2, 2014

Erin Andrews speaks during an interview at the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII media center, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Erin Andrews on Richard Sherman's victory rant: 'I think it was great'

Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews enjoyed Richard Sherman's post-game outburst against San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, saying over the weekend that she wished athletes would be more like the outspoken Seattle Seahawks cornerback. Published February 2, 2014

** FILE ** Original wording on current box of Cheerios. (The Washington Times/Maria Stainer)

MSNBC fires tweeter after racially charged Cheerios gaffe

MSNBC has fired the person who posted a tweet calling conservatives racist after an uproar that included a biracial social-media blitz and a Republican National Committee ban on staff appearances on the left-wing television network. Published January 30, 2014