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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.


Articles Written by Ashley Dejean

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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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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, 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 ...
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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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.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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In the District, citizens and the media have the right to record police officers doing their jobs in public. But this weekend, when a man recorded police officers making an arrest, he was met with intimidation.   D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says she's "shocked" by ...
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Etsy — the popular website where users can buy and sell handmade and vintage goods — says it's banning the Washington Redskins team name and logo from its website. The manager of Etsy's policy team says Native American groups have consistently advocated against the term considering it offensive, writing in...
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Montgomery County Police are looking for 27-year-old Catherine Hoggle and her two children, Sarah and Jacob. Jacob, age 2, hasn't been seen since since Sunday, and police say 3-year-old Sarah hasn't been seen since Monday morning. The father, Troy Turner, contacted police last night, saying that his wife fled after not being forthcoming about their children's whereabouts. Ear...
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A coalition of more than 100 Native American and social justice groups is asking television and radio stations across the country not to use the team name of the Washington Redskins. The coalition, led by the Oneida Nation, and the National Congress of American Indians is sending a letter to thousands of broadcasters across the nation, asking them not to use the team's name. ...
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Toddlers in the D.C. region are well-vaccinated according to the Center for Disease Control, but there is room for improvement. Dr. Jane Seward with the CDC says this year there's been a record number of measles cases in the country. "We usually get 60 a year. This year we've had 600," she says. Earlier this year, a young girl from Northern Virginia came ...
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With only hours until same-sex couples in Virginia could start getting married, the U.S. Supreme Court intervened Wednesday to put any unions on hold until justices could review a challenge from a county clerk in Prince William County. The move comes after a federal appeals court in Richmond ...