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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

Mike Ditka speaks during an interview at the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII media center in New York on Jan. 29, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Mike Ditka: I wouldn't let my son play football

Former Bears coach Mike Ditka says there's no way he'd let his hypothetical 8-year-old son play football, arguing that the "risk is worse than the reward." Published January 20, 2015

Actor Seth Rogen attends the premiere of the feature film "The Interview" in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)

Seth Rogen compares 'American Sniper' to Nazi propaganda

Actor Seth Rogen caused a Twitter storm Sunday after comparing the Chris Kyle autobiography film "American Sniper" to the Nazi propaganda film shown during Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds." Published January 19, 2015

Comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Buell Theater in Denver, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Cosby, 77, is facing sexual assault accusations from at least 15 women, with some of the claims dating back decades. He has denied the allegations through his attorney and has never been charged with a crime. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Bill Cosby receives standing ovation at California show

Bill Cosby received a standing ovation Sunday after a performance in Turlock, California, despite an onslaught of sexual assault allegations that have severely damaged the comedian's career. Published January 19, 2015

At right, Steve Hinton of Preston County West Virginia, marches with the Maryland Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans before the start of the National Memorial Day Parade, near the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Monday, May 30, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times) ** FILE **

Confederate descendants rally in Baltimore despite protests

An event honoring Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson went on as planned Saturday in Baltimore despite protests to move the event to a different weekend out of respect for Martin Luther King Jr. Published January 19, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden speaks before President Barack Obama at Pellissippi State Community College Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. Obama is promoting a plan to make publicly funded community college available to all students. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Gunshots fired outside Joe Biden's Delaware home

Several gunshots were fired out of a moving vehicle on a public road outside Vice President Joseph R. Biden's house in Greenville, Delaware, on Saturday night, the Secret Service said. Published January 18, 2015