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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

** FILE ** In this Oct. 27, 2003, file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during "The 2003 Radio Music Awards" in Las Vegas. A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, reversed a previous ruling and said that doctors should not restore food or fluids to Kasem, who is in the final stages of life after battling dementia. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)

Radio icon Casey Kasem dies at 82

Radio icon Casey Kasem passed away on Father's Day morning at the age of 82, his daughter has announced. Published June 15, 2014

Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, speaks at the commencement ceremony at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem,N.C., Monday, May 19, 2014. "What's next for me? I don't know. So I'm in exactly the same boat as many of you," Abramson told the Class of 2014 Monday morning. The Times announced last week that Abramson was being replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Fired NYT executive Jill Abramson to teach at Harvard

Jill Abramson, who was abruptly fired last month as executive editor of The New York Times, will teach undergraduate courses in narrative nonfiction at Harvard University this fall. Published June 12, 2014

** FILE ** In this Oct. 27, 2003, file photo, Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during "The 2003 Radio Music Awards" in Las Vegas. A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, reversed a previous ruling and said that doctors should not restore food or fluids to Kasem, who is in the final stages of life after battling dementia. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)

Radio star Casey Kasem taken off life support

Radio personality Casey Kasem has been taken off life support after a judge ruled Wednesday that daughter Kerri Kasem could start withholding medication, food and fluids. Published June 12, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the five Taliban prisoners who were released in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "are not a threat to the United States." (NBC News)

Clinton: Taliban Five 'are not a threat to the United States'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that the five Taliban prisoners who were released in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "are not a threat to the United States," despite a statement from President Obama last week that suggested otherwise. Published June 11, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton answers a question from the crowd during an appearance to promote her new book, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)

Hillary's latest gaffe: Abraham Lincoln...the senator?

Hillary Clinton's book launch is off to a shaky start after she sparked a Twitter firestorm on Monday suggesting that she and former President Bill Clinton were "dead broke" when they left the White House in 2000. Published June 11, 2014