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Ashley Dejean

Senior News Editor

Ashley Dejean is WAMU's Senior News Editor. She does a little bit of everything — editing scripts, preparing newscasts, filing stories and coordinating breaking news coverage. Our afternoon editor got her radio chops interning for Houston Public Radio, where she won a Texas AP Broadcasters Award. Ashley came on board in the summer of 2012 and first worked in our newsroom as the Assignment Editor and News Assistant. Before coming to WAMU, she interned at Washington City Paper and a local daily in Pune, India.


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A majority of Virginians think former Governor Bob McDonnell should face time in prison after being convicted of public corruption. The University of Mary Washington poll(pdf) finds 60 percent of Virginians believe the former governor should be sentenced to prison time. S...
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The parents of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham are pleading for information about their daughter as the search for the missing young woman continues. "Please, please, please help us to bring Hannah home," say her parents in a statement marking a month since she went missing. They say it's "heart-breaking" that someone may know where their daughter is but...
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A federal court is ordering the Virginia General Assembly to redraw the state's congressional district lines, ruling the current map unconstitutional. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of judges found the boundaries of Virginia's 3rd district unfairly pack together too many black voters, diluting their influence elsewhere in order to make the surrounding districts safer for Republica...
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Today U.S. Marshals discovered a loaded handgun in a man's underwear at D.C. Superior Court. D.C. police brought 19-year-old Isiah Bogan of Southeast to the courthouse after being charged for the unauthorized use of a vehicle. Police officials says Bogan was in the custody of three different agencies, and it's unclear when the weapon came into his possession. His h...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } Hannah Graham, 18, is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall with blue eyes,...
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Nearly 40 years ago, the disappearance of two sisters, 10-year-old Katherine and 12-year-old Sheila Lyon from a mall in Montgomery County, shook the region in a case that's remained a mystery ever since. Now investigators say they're closer than they've ever been to piecing together what happened. For the last few weeks, investigators have been searching Taylor Moutain in Be...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } Jesse Matthew, 32, was arrested under suspicion of abd...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } Police have charged 19-year-old Deon Eugene Warren with first degre...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } UVA student Hannah Graham has been missing for nearly three weeks. (AP...
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Forensic evidence now ties the man charged with abducting missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham to the disappearance and murder of another college student. Since Graham disappeared, those who remember the high-profile case of Morgan Harrington have speculated the two may be linked. The Virginia Tech student was abducted and murdered five years ago after attend...
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The Secret Service has arrested a man after reports that shots were fired outside the Ethiopian Embassy in Northwest D.C. A video obtained by ESAT TV, an independent Ethiopian Satellite Television Service, captured the incident and shows people speaking to the alleged shooter and rec...
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The man charged with abducting missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been linked to the abduction and murder of another college student five years ago. Virginia State Police say the arrest of Jesse Matthew has provided a "significant break" in the high profile case of Morgan Harrington, a Virginia Tech student who was abducted and murdered after attending ...
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Jesse Matthew, the man accused of abducting the missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, is back in Charlottesville. He's scheduled to have his first court appearance in Charlottesville on Thursday. He was flown from Galveston, Texas, yesterday where he was arrested after escaping police surveillance last weekend. He's being held at the Albemarle Charl...
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Last year Fragers Hardware in the Capitol Hill neighborhood was destroyed in a four-alarm fire. Now the owners of the historic hardware store plan to return to its original location in about two years. "It was devastating, but we were all 'Alright, we're going to get back up, we're going to dust ourselves off and we're coming back,' and within a couple days we were open at t...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } Jesse Matthew, 32, was identified as the last person t...
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The Baltimore Raven's team owner is speaking out after a report accused him of trying to get a light punishment for Ray Rice after an incident of domestic violence. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti says Ray Rice is behind an ESPN report accusing Bisciotti and other officials of pushing for leniency in punishing the former running back. "They are building a case for rei...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } Hannah Graham is described as...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } Hannah Graham, 18, has not been heard from since early Saturday morning....
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The Baltimore Ravens are giving fans a chance to exchange qualifying Ray Rice jerseys for that of another team player. The move comes after Rice was kicked off the team following the release of a video showing him hitting and appearing to knock out his then fiancee and now wife. The NFL also suspended the player indefinitely, a move Rice is appealing. Rice jerseys ...