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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

NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley (Associated Press)

Charles Barkley praises police, calls Ferguson rioters 'scumbags'

Former NBA star Charles Barkley said during a recent radio interview that "we would be living in the wild, Wild West" if it weren't for police officers and that there is no excuse for "scumbags" to be torching police vehicles in Ferguson, Missouri. Published December 1, 2014

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said Saturday that it's "tragic" Al Sharpton has such a strong influence in New York City, calling him an "inciter of mobs" ahead of a grand jury's impending decision in the police chokehold death of Eric Garner. (Wikimedia Commons)

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder calls Al Sharpton 'an inciter of mobs'

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder said Saturday that it's "tragic" Al Sharpton has such a strong influence in New York City, calling him an "inciter of mobs" ahead of a grand jury's impending decision in the police chokehold death of Eric Garner. Published November 30, 2014