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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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Retired Redskins running back Clinton Portis has filed a lawsuit against the NFL for failing to do enough to protect players against head injuries. Portis is the lead plaintiff in an 85-player lawsuit filed in a Florida District Court Tuesday. According to the complaint, ...
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Jurisdiction July 2013 Price Year Over Year Growth (Percent) DC Metro $425,000  10.4 Falls Church City $750,000  23.5 Arlington $525,000  1.0 ...
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Do you have children? The District was recently christened ...
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Language other than English spoken at home Percent of non-English households Spanish 44.9 Other Indo-European languages 23.5 Asian and Pacific Island languages 21.1 Other 10...
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Metro is looking to promote bicycle safety and security, and as part of that campaign will be handing out free bike locks at a busy stop on the Green Line this morning. Free U-Locks are being offered at the College Park Metro station from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday to all riders who register their bicycles with the Metro Transit Police Department. The station is the site of ...
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Criteria D.C.'s Rank Unemployment 35 Hours Worked 18 Commute 4 Volunteering 11 Sleep 16 Workers/Household 41...
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Discovering what people think of a city can be a pretty tricky proposition. Ask people on the street, and they may try and be polite. Solicit complaints from a tourist board, and you may get too much negativity. But what about from behind a computer screen? The things people put into the Google search engine may be a revealing way to track attitudes about a city. For those not...
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Sandwiched between the distinct cultural areas of the American South and Northeast, the cultural identity of the D.C. area has always been somewhat in flux, depending on the factors one chooses to cite. A map of American dialects compiled by North Carolina State's Department of Statistics may offer some insig...
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A family of four needs to earn $88,615 a year to enjoy a modest existence in the greater Washington D.C. area. That data comes from the family bud...
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At first glance, proposed legislation from Reps. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) sounds normal enough — the pair is calling for a new national historic park to commemorate one of the most significant happenings in American history. What makes the proposal slightly out of this world is that the park would be placed on the surface of the moon. As or...
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Brace yourself, dinosaur fans. The National Museum of Natural History will soon be home to a nearly-complete skeleton of the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex. One of the largest carnivorous land animals ever to exist on earth, the 66 million-year-old specimen weighs 7 tons and is more than 38 feet long. This particular dinosaur is special because m...
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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for much of the D.C. area through 10 p.m. tonight. The watch, effective from 2 p.m. this afternoon, covers most of the counties in the region, including: Anne Arundel, Charles, Howard Montgomery and Prince George's in Maryland; Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun in Virginia; and the District of Columbia. Meteorologist...
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D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) made his campaign for mayor official today. It has been known for several weeks now, and was alluded to during Politics Hour Friday on ...
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Rank State Rates of Arrest for Marijuana Possession (Per 100,000 Residents) 1 D.C. 846 2 New York 535 3 Nebraska 417 4 Mar...
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Top 10 Happiest Cities for Young Professionals Rank City Score 1 San Jose, Calif. 3.94 2 San Francisco, Calif. 3.93 3 ...
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Top 10 Most Ozone-Polluted Metropolitan Areas Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, Calif. Visalia-Porterville, Calif. Bakersfield-Delano, Calif. Fresno-Madera, Calif. Hanford-Corcoran, Calif. Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Yuba City, Calif.-Nev. Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, Texas ...
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One of the biggest draws at Arlington National Cemetery is The Tomb of the Unknowns, a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified. The Tomb is guarded by the stoic-faced...
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District of Columbia Status: Active Qualifying Conditions: HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, cancer, glaucomaAmount Allowed: 2 ouncesDispensaries: Four dispensaries have been approved. Maryland Status: Legis...