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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

In this Jan. 17, 2012, file photo, celebrity chef Paula Deen poses for a portrait in New York. The Paula Deen Network, that is heavy on new videos starring the celebrity chef, goes live Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File) ** FILE **

Paula Deen returns to 'Today' show: 'My words hurt people'

Paula Deen sat down with Matt Lauer on Tuesday, more than one year since her tearful interview with the "Today" host amid a racism scandal that brought down her multimillion-dollar culinary empire. Published September 23, 2014

Wesleyan rules fraternities must start accepting women

Fraternities at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, must start accepting women and all residential fraternities must become fully co-educational over the next three years, the school's Board of Trustees has ruled. Published September 22, 2014