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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.


Articles Written by Chris Chester

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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...
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What is your favorite craft brewery in the D.C. area? Virginia breweries cleaned up over the weekend with 14 medals at the country's most well-respected beer competition. On...
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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch through 5 p.m. for most of the D.C. region. The watch includes the District of Columbia, 11 counties in Maryland from Baltimore to Montgomery County, and Northern Virginia. A cold front is making its way through the area, bringing thunderstorms with potentially damaging winds and rain in its wake, ...
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 A government shutdown will have far-reaching consequences for many in the D.C. area, but exactly what is going to continue to run and what will be shut down varies widely. What's Open Metro announced on Monday morning that they ...
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A bill that would legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana as well as regulating its licensure and sale was formally introduced to the D.C. Council on Tuesday by Councilman David Grosso (I-At Large). As discussed last week, the legislation would remov...
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The Smithsonian National Zoo's new giant panda cub received a clean bill of health from vets during an exam late Monday. The cub, born to mother Mei Xiang to considerable fanfare late last month, now weighs nearly two pounds and with her black and white markings bears more of a resem...
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Walmart and other large retailers won't be required to pay their employees a "living wage'' of at least $12.50 an hour in the District of Columbia — at least not right away. The D.C. Council failed to override Mayor Vincent Gray's veto of the wage bill on ...
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Related Coverage 'A Sense Of Panic,' Says Witness To Navy Yard Shooting Witness To Navy Yard Shooting Describes 'Surreal...
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The scheduled between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves has been postponed until 1 p.m. tomorrow in the wake of the shooting at the nearby Washington Navy Yard. Nationals Park is located just blocks from the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters in Southeast W...
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Roughly 13,000 Pepco customers are without power in Montgomery County tonight. A power company spokesperson says that's because a substation is damaged due to lightning and strong winds. Crews are currently on the scene assessing the damage. Pepco also has around 3,500 customers in the District and 900 in Prince George's County without power at this time. About...
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State Number (in thousands) Percent of married-couple households Margin of Error United States 4,091 7.4 - District of Columbia 7 12.4 1.8 Maryland 71...
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As many as 70 percent of pregnancies in the District of Columbia are unintended, according to a report released today by the Guttmach...
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Do you think paying sales tax online would alter your shopping habits? Frequent online shoppers might may be in for an unexpected surprise the next time they hit check...