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Chris Chester

Web Producer, Reporter

Chester has been a web producer and reporter for WAMU 88.5 since August 2011. He writes original news stories for WAMU.org, maintains the station's news presence on social media, and edits content from the WAMU news team.

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.


Articles Written by Chris Chester

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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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Click to see the full map. Residents of Maryland and Virginia have...
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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 ...
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How do you use Capital Bikeshare? In just three years, Capital Bikeshare has become ubiquitous in Washington D.C. With more than 250,000 rides a month, it's hard to av...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } With the government shutdown in the rearview mirror, the doors at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum are open on...
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In the last two weeks, the government shutdown shuttered many of the District's most beloved institutions. With the bipartisan deal struck late Wednesday night, residents and visitors alike can expect to see open doors once more. First and foremost, t...
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Source: AlltheSky.comThe Orionid meteors should appear to above and to the left of the red supergiant Betelgeuse. Has the government shutdown tightened...