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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

David Letterman announces retirement

Late night television legend David Letterman announced Thursday afternoon during a taping of "The Late Show" that he is retiring. Published April 3, 2014

**FILE** Corbin Aoyagi, a supporters of gay marriage, waves his flag during a rally at the Utah State Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Opponents and supporters of gay marriage held twin rallies at the Capitol on Tuesday. More than 1,000 gay couples rushed to get married when a federal judge overturned Utah's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in late December 2013. In early January the U.S. Supreme Court granted Utah's request for an emergency halt to the weddings. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Google executive resigns from World Vision board to protest gay policy

Google executive Jacquelline Fuller has resigned in protest from the board of international poverty ministry World Vision amid a growing call for her departure after the group's decision to reinstate its policy excluding gay Christians from becoming missionaries. Published April 3, 2014

Sarah Palin, Jimmy Fallon mock Vladimir Putin, Obama and the NSA

Appearing on NBC's "The Tonight Show," former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Jimmy Fallon poked fun at Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Obama's "mom jeans," and even rocked out together to Pharrell Williams' "Happy." Published April 3, 2014