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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

Jada Pinkett Smith arrives at the 47th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Jada Pinkett Smith slams Idris Elba's Oscar snub

Jada Pinkett Smith said she is "absolutely" standing by her decision to boycott this year's Oscars ceremony, citing Idris Elba's nomination snub for "Beasts of No Nation." Published February 10, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting of local administrators at his palace in Ankara, Turkey, Wedesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Erdogan has ratcheted up his criticism of the United States for not recognizing Syrian Kurdish forces as "terrorists," saying Washington's lack of knowledge of the groups operating in the region had led to bloodshed. Turkey considers the Kurdish Democratic Union Party, or PYD, which are affiliated with Turkey's own Kurdish rebels as a terrorist group.(Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service, Pool via AP)

Turkey's Erdogan rips U.S. for supporting Syrian Kurd rebels

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the United States for its support of Syrian Kurdish PYD rebels, accusing Washington of creating a "pool of blood" in the region for failing to recognize the groups as terrorists. Published February 10, 2016

Donald Trump and Megyn Kelly; image from file photos. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Megyn Kelly pens op-ed on 'how to deal with haters'

Fox News host Megyn Kelly has penned an op-ed giving advice on "how to deal with the haters" following her very public feud with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. Published February 9, 2016