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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 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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Whether you call them Millennials, Generation Y or just young people, those between the ages of 25 and 34 have been flocking to the Washington Metropolitan area in droves. This comes according to analysis of Census data published by the Wall Street Jo...
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A collection of 1,705 boxes of materials from American astronomer and celebrated pop science advocate Carl Sagan was officially opened on Tuesday at the Library of Congress. The library was able to acquire the late astronomer's papers with a donation from Seth MacFarlane, the Emmy Award-winning creator responsible for popular TV shows like Family Guy and American Dad. He worke...
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A small satellite built by students of Fairfax County's Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will be hitching a ride on an Orbital Minotaur I rocket out of NASA Wallops Flight Facility ...
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Emergency responders were dispatched to Howard University after several people were hurt on the 2400 block of 4th St. NW. A mass casualty task force was called after reports that several people had been trampled at the gates of Yardfest, a day-long concert and the annual highlight of Howard Homecoming Weekend. As many as seven people were injured, according to fire off...
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A group of D.C. taxi drivers announced the formation of the Washington, D.C. Taxi Operators Association, a group to represent their interests in the creation and implementation of taxicab regulations in the city. The association is to be affiliated with Teamsters Local 922 in Washington, the local arm of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Though it will be affiliated ...
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Personality Traits Ranked (Out Of 49) District of Columbia Virginia Maryland Extroversion 2 30 44 Agreeableness 49 34 44 Conscientious...
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Do you think paying sales tax online would alter your shopping habits? Maryland residents should enjoy tax-free online shopping at Amazon now, because next year they'l...
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A woman was struck by a Metro train at the Cleveland Park station on the Red Line, according to WMATA. Metro Police report that an adult female was struck, and that she intentionally placed herself in the path of the train. District firefighters ...