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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

British publisher Penguin Books has decided to halt the production of Belle Gibson's cookbook "The Whole Pantry," after allegations that the 23-year-old Australian author lied about surviving terminal cancer. (Channel 7 Sunrise via Daily Mail)

Belle Gibson's cookbook pulled after claims she faked cancer

British publisher Penguin Books has decided to halt the production of Belle Gibson's cookbook "The Whole Pantry," after allegations that the 23-year-old Australian author lied about surviving terminal cancer. Published March 17, 2015

Actor Jon Voight released an "urgent message" Sunday saying President Obama does not love Israel and seeks control over the Jewish state. (YouTube/Just Jared)

Jon Voight: 'Obama does not love Israel'

Actor Jon Voight released an "urgent message" Sunday saying President Obama does not love Israel and seeks control over the Jewish state. Published March 16, 2015

Italian fashion designers Stefano Gabbana (left) and Domenico Dolce take the catwalk after presenting their Dolce&Gabbana fashion collection in Milan on June 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Elton John leads boycott against Dolce & Gabbana for anti-IVF, gay adoption views

Elton John and Italian fashion designer Stefano Gabbana have engaged in a very public social media war, even calling for boycotts against one another after Mr. Gabbana and his long-time business partner Domenico Dolce expressed their controversial views against in vitro fertilization, gay adoption and surrogacy. Published March 16, 2015

Rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man appeared on MSNBC Thursday to discuss the relationship between the black community and law enforcement, following the Ferguson shooting of two cops during a protest rally earlier that day. (MSNBC via Newsbusters)

Method Man on Ferguson police shooting: 'You reap what you sow'

Rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man appeared on MSNBC Thursday to discuss the relationship between the black community and law enforcement, following the Ferguson shooting of two cops during a protest rally earlier that morning. Published March 13, 2015