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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

** FILE ** Shellie Zimmerman pleads guilty at the Seminole County Courthouse in Sanford, Fla. on Aug. 28, 2013, to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying during a bail hearing after her husband's arrest. She was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service. (Associated Press/Orlando Sentinel)

George Zimmerman's wife speaks out on marriage woes: report

Just after being sentenced to a year's probation for a misdemeanor perjury charge, the wife of George Zimmerman sat down with reporter Christi O'Connor to talk about her marriage to the acquitted killer. Published August 29, 2013

** FILE ** Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican (

CNN guest: Sen. Tim Scott had no reason to be at MLK event

Thousands of people gathered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington on Wednesday, but the historic event was missing the country's only black senator. Published August 29, 2013

**FILE** An American bald eagle (Associated Press)

Bald eagle crashes into window at Okla. college chapel

Students at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., were horrified to see a bald eagle released into the school's chapel by a professional handler crash into a window and tumble to the floor just as students began chanting "USA! USA!" Published August 28, 2013