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Chris Chester

Web Producer

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

Chester is a graduate of 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 Arlington, Va., with his wife Rachel.


Articles Written by Chris Chester

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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...
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Do you feel safe walking alone at night? Nearly three in four residents of the D.C. Metro area report that they feel safe walking alone at night, ...
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States with the shortest wait time Alaska 16 minutes, 28 seconds Wisconsin 16 minutes, 29 seconds Minnesota 17 minutes, 8 seconds New Hampshir...
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For those who live and work in the D.C. region, long commutes punctuated by massive Metro breakdowns and traffic delays are the norm. According to data from the Censu...
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Minimum-wage earners need about three full-time jobs to be able to afford a two-bedroom apartment in D.C., Maryland or Virginia, according to a new study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. ...
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The D.C.-based online daily deals company LivingSocial has confirmed that it is laying off 400 members of staff, including as many as 160 in the District, according to a report from the Washington Business Journal. Employees in the customer servi...
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Kevin Payne, the only chief executive and president that D.C. United has ever known, stepped down on Tuesday. "To the players, coaches, co-workers and fans, I can only say thank you so much for the great privilege of having been part of the D.C. United family," Payne said in a statement. "I'm very excited about the next phase of my life, and very excited about the next phase f...
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Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals has been voted National League Rookie of the Year, following a breakout season after being called up to the big leagues in late April. Harper, just 19 years old, was a fan favorite at Nationals Park this season, with a .345 on-base percentage, 22 home runs, and 18 stolen bases. Fans rewarded him for his stellar performance in the outfie...
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There's a new iPhone app to help visitors of the Smithsonian National Zoo find their way around and learn more about the animals they see. Available on the iTunes store for $1.99, the app sports GPS-enabled maps, walking audio tours, news and lists of the day's activities. F...
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The Washington Capitals have announced Tuesday that they have named former team captain Adam Oates as their new head coach, replacing Dale Hunter, who came into replace Bruce Boudreau at the beginning of the 2011-12 season. "We are very pleased to name Adam Oates as the new head coach of the Washington Capitals," said General Manager George McPhee in a ...
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Online retail giant Amazon will begin collecting state sales taxes in Virginia, according to a release by Gov. Bob McDonnell, in what is seen as a victory for competing brick-and-mortar retailers in the state. The agreement comes as legislators in the General Assembly consider the so-ca...
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A salmonella outbreak has caused Wegmans Food Markets to recall approximately 5,000 lbs of Turkish Pine Nuts sold in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania going back to July. According to Wegmans,...
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The North Anna nuclear power plant, which had to be shut down following the August 23 earthquake that struck the D.C. region, is reported to have leaked as many as 272 gallons of cooling water into a nearby lake, according to a report released by the Nuclear Regulatory Commi...
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Jose Baez, the Orlando attorney who defended Casey Anthony, has been hired to defend Gary Giordano, the 50-year-old man suspected in the presumed murder of Robyn Gardner, a resident of Frederick, Md., according to NBC Washington. Baez is curr...