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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 [email protected].

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

Australian wellness writer Belle Gibson, who built an online empire and sold a cookbook based on claims that a healthy diet cured her of cancer, has admitted for the first time that she never had the life-threatening disease. (Channel 7 Sunrise via Daily Mail) ** FILE **

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

This Feb. 8, 2015 file photo shows Madonna performing at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Madonna, Rihanna and Sam Smith will perform at the second annual iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 29, 2015, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, iHeartMedia announced Monday, March 9, 2015.  (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Madonna: I was raped and didn't report it

Madonna on Wednesday detailed a brutal rape by a stranger that she survived when she was 19, explaining that the experience was so traumatic that she never considered reporting it. Published March 12, 2015