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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

Dinesh D'Souza

'Obama's America' director Dinesh D'Souza indicted on campaign finance fraud

Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative author and director of “2016: Obama’s America,” a documentary sharply critical of the president, has been indicted on charges of making illegal contributions to a 2012 Senate campaign, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York announced Thursday. Published January 23, 2014

This image released by NBC shows presenters Jonah Hill, left, and Margot Robbie during the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater)

Jonah Hill accepted only $60K for 'Wolf of Wall Street'

Jonah Hill took the role of Leonardo DiCaprio's sidekick in "The Wolf of Wall Street" for a humble $60,000 paycheck, saying he would have given up his house just to work with Martin Scorsese. Published January 22, 2014

Surveillance video taken 7:20 p.m. at TJ Maxx in Evesham Township, N.J., on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (South Jersey Times)

Air Force member tackles jewelry thief in South Jersey

An active member of the U.S. Air Force tackled a would-be jewelry thief in New Jersey on Sunday night, foiling his attempt to make off with roughly $26,000 worth of watches from a TJ Maxx department store. Published January 22, 2014