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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 jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

Two Twitter accounts belonging to the Ku Klux Klan have been taken over by the hacker collective known as Anonymous (logo pictured), after the white supremacist group threatened to use "lethal force" against looters and vandals in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. (Twitter/Anonymous)

Anonymous seizes KKK's Twitter account over Ferguson threats

Two Twitter accounts belonging to the Ku Klux Klan have been taken over by the hacker group known as Anonymous, after the white supremacist group threatened to use "lethal force" against looters and vandals in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Published November 17, 2014

FILE - In this  Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video provided by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Police identified Wilson, 28, as the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014 in Ferguson. Police departments across the country are bracing for large demonstrations when a grand jury decides whether to indict Wilson. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)

Ferguson declares a state of emergency ahead of grand jury decision

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard Monday afternoon ahead of a grand jury decision on whether to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Published November 17, 2014

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington in this June 4, 2014, file photo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

John McCain laments tea party's 'target' on his back

Sen. John McCain said Wednesday that he's already begun laying the groundwork for re-election to the Senate in 2016, despite being the "number-one target of the tea partiers." Published November 13, 2014

Al Roker's attempt to set a world record for the longest uninterrupted weather report took an unexpected turn on NBC Wednesday night when the weatherman forgot to turn off his microphone before taking his first bathroom break. (NBC News)

Live mic catches Al Roker relieving himself during NBC's #Rokerthon

Al Roker's attempt to set a world record for the longest uninterrupted weather report took an unexpected turn on NBC's live stream Wednesday night when the weatherman forgot to turn off his microphone before taking his first bathroom break. Published November 13, 2014