Jessica Chasmar | Stories - Washington Times
Skip to content

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 jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

** FILE ** In this Oct. 27, 2003, file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during "The 2003 Radio Music Awards" in Las Vegas. A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, reversed a previous ruling and said that doctors should not restore food or fluids to Kasem, who is in the final stages of life after battling dementia. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)

Radio star Casey Kasem taken off life support

Radio personality Casey Kasem has been taken off life support after a judge ruled Wednesday that daughter Kerri Kasem could start withholding medication, food and fluids. Published June 12, 2014

Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, speaks at the commencement ceremony at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem,N.C., Monday, May 19, 2014. "What's next for me? I don't know. So I'm in exactly the same boat as many of you," Abramson told the Class of 2014 Monday morning. The Times announced last week that Abramson was being replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Fired NYT executive Jill Abramson to teach at Harvard

Jill Abramson, who was abruptly fired last month as executive editor of The New York Times, will teach undergraduate courses in narrative nonfiction at Harvard University this fall. Published June 12, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton answers a question from the crowd during an appearance to promote her new book, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)

Hillary's latest gaffe: Abraham Lincoln...the senator?

Hillary Clinton's book launch is off to a shaky start after she sparked a Twitter firestorm on Monday suggesting that she and former President Bill Clinton were "dead broke" when they left the White House in 2000. Published June 11, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the five Taliban prisoners who were released in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "are not a threat to the United States." (NBC News)

Clinton: Taliban Five 'are not a threat to the United States'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that the five Taliban prisoners who were released in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "are not a threat to the United States," despite a statement from President Obama last week that suggested otherwise. Published June 11, 2014

FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, an electronic cigarette is demonstrated in Chicago. Some makers of the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes are using notable brand names like Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll and Cinnamon Toast Crunch to sell their wares. Now the owners of those trademarks are fighting back to make sure their brands aren't being used to sell an addictive drug or being marketed to children. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Senate Democrats want to ban e-cigarettes on planes

A group of Democratic senators sent a letter Tuesday calling on the Department of Transportation to pick up the pace in implementing a ban on electronic cigarettes on planes. Published June 10, 2014

The head of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Archbishop Robert Carlson. (Jerry Naunheim Jr./St. Louis Archdiocese)

St. Louis archbishop 'not sure' he knew child sex abuse was a crime

The head of the Archdiocese of St. Louis said several times under oath that he couldn't remember how he dealt with child sex abuse allegations against a Minnesota priest years ago, and that he's "not sure" he even believed child sex abuse was a crime back then. Published June 10, 2014