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Chris Chester

Web Producer, Reporter

Chester is a web producer for WAMU 88.5. He supplements and posts content from the WAMU news team, maintains the station’s presence on social media channels, and writes original stories for both the website and on-air.

Chester has a Master's degree in Interactive Journalism from American University and has worked as a full-time web professional since 2008. His prior employers include The Washington Post and AOL Tech.

He resides in Washington D.C., with his wife Rachel.


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The Office of Personnel Management has announced that the federal agencies will be open for business Wednesday morning on a two-hour delay. This comes after a winter storm dumped several inches of snow on the D.C. region during the day on Tuesday. The OPM is also allowing for unscheduled leave and telework. But while federal workers will have to show up to work, many s...
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Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, along with his wife Maureen, has been charged in federal court for accepting gifts from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams. The 14-count indictment against McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, includes one count of conspiracy to commit honest-services wire fraud; three counts of honest-services wire fraud; one count of conspiracy to o...
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Panda fans are in for a treat this weekend, as giant panda cub Bao Bao is poised to make her public debut. The National Zoo's panda house will have extended hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m this Saturday, Sunday and Monday. It's the first opportunity for the general public to see the five-month-old cub, ...
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Should chicken owners be allowed to kill dogs to defend their flocks? An eye for an eye, a snout for a beak. That’s the way things sometimes wor...
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D.C. Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a set of ivory tusks stolen from the Wilson Building in August of last year. The elephant tusks were given to the city as a gift from the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I during a world tour in 1954. Police report that the tusks were stolen some time between Aug. 12 and Aug. 27, when the theft was discove...
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Two U.S. Navy crewmembers are confirmed dead and another is missing after a U.S. Navy MH-53E helicopter carrying five people crashed off the coast of Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday morning in what the Navy is calling "an emergency water landing." The deceased were among four crew members rescued from the water. According to ...
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Three members of the Washington Capitals will represent their countries on the rink when the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia begins next month. The Russian national team was announced on Tuesday, and the headliner no surprise: Capitals' superstar Alex Ovechkin. The energetic 28-year-old winger leads the NHL in scoring so far this season with 31 goals and 43 points in the...
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The first snow of the new year moving into the D.C. area on Thursday night, but accumulation is not expected for most of the D.C. region. A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. Friday morning. The National Weather Service says precipitation will start Thursday evening, shifting to snow overnight. Accumulation is expected to be approximately an...
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The Commonwealth of Virginia has been chosen alongside five other states to develop FAA test sites for drones, in what is believed to be a critical next step for unmanned aircraft in American skies. The Virginia Tech site will be used to conduct failure mode testing and to evaluate potential operational and technical risks in the operation of drone craft. "These test s...
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The Washington Redskins announced on Twitter Monday morning that head coach Mike Shanahan has been relieved of his duties. The move comes after Washington's football team finished the season a disappointing 3-13, the second worst record in the NFL. The coach faced criticism for the team's flag...
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Winter weather will keep much of the D.C. region under a winter storm warning from Sunday morning all the way through 10 a.m. Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The long-anticipated snow saturated the sky through the D.C. region on Sunday morning. Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected before the snow turns over to sleet and freezing rain by Sunday...
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Those who work in D.C. have been abandoning their cars at faster rates than anywhere in the country except New York City. That comes according to a new report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (pdf). Between 2000 and 2011, the proportion of workers in D.C. commu...
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