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Jessica Jordan

Midday Host

Jordan returned to WAMU 88.5 as Midday Host/Anchor in October 2012. Throughout the day, she brings listeners updates on weather, local news, and what's ahead during upcoming shows.

Jordan also served as a reporter for the station in 2010, bringing listeners live reports from around the region during Morning Edition.

While she was away from WAMU, Jordan helped launch an international radio program for Int’l TV Services called, Voice of Russia. While there, she hosted the daily, live current affairs program and also created a weekly consumer finance show called, Making Consumer Cents.

Before moving to Washington, D.C. with her husband in 2010, Jordan worked as a TV reporter in Tampa/Sarasota, Florida. There, she reported live for MSNBC and from the red carpet at the Sarasota Film Festival. Jordan has also worked as a political reporter for The Florida Channel and as a producer for WFTV Channel 9. When she's not on the air, you might find her cooking in her kitchen or hiking a trail in Rock Creek Park.


Articles Written by Jessica Jordan

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Many residents of Maryland's Montgomery County have been critical of Pepco's response to power outages, but at a public hearing a week ago, only 50 speakers were able to voice their concerns.Now the county is giving everyone a chance to share their opinion through an online survey.County Executive Isiah Leggett...
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The Children's Charities Foundation will distribute more than 1,100 new winter coats, mittens and scarves to local kids from 20 charities in the metro area.Inside the Verizon Center, hundreds of colorful coats are hung up on racks arranged by size and gender. They'll end up on the backs of disadvantaged kids in D.C., Virginia and Maryland."A lot of these coats are going ...
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A number of area schools were on a delay Wednesday morning to give crews time to clear away snow that accumulated overnight.Freddy Harris is one of the crew members assigned to the task. One of his jobs: scraping ice from a sidewalk at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School."We get out here at 5:30 in the morning every morning when it snows like this. Lot of snow, lot of ice, ...
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Georgetown University has confirmed that first-year student Michelle Konkoly accidentally fell from her fifth-floor residence hall room window just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.School officials are looking into the circumstances of the fall. Meanwhile, D.C. Police say Konkoly was trying to open a window when it happened.The student was injured but was conscious when emergency...
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For the third straight year, Maryland's public education system is ranked the nation's best overall when it comes to student performance and state policies.Maryland received a B-plus grade on the annual report card issued by the news outlet Education Week. That was the best grade in the country. The rankings are based on student achievement, school finance and a number of educa...
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Lawmakers are rethinking security after Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in her home district on Saturday. Tensions are also high among staffers and employees who head to work on the Hill every day.Edna Thomas exits the Capitol South Metro Station and hurries across the street towards her office at the Library of Congress. She says she's still reeling from hearing about...
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There's a 40 percent chance of snow flurries overnight and into Saturday morning, not much accumulation is expected, but with cold temperatures, even a little snow could make some roads slick. The District's Department of Transportation says it will be ready if more snow falls.A forklift transfers large mounds of salt out of the citys massive salt dome in Northeast Washington o...
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Police want answers in the case of a serial rapist who has sexually assaulted at least two women in Maryland's Montgomery County. He raped one of those women again on Wednesday. Police there are looking for tips that could bring them closer to finding a suspect.Montgomery County Police Captain Paul Starks says patrol officers and investigators are visiting some Germantown resid...
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Maryland's top court has upheld the state's handgun laws, even though the U.S. Supreme Court struck down gun laws in the District as unconstitutional. The Maryland law restricts where state residents can have guns.The case before the Maryland Court of Appeals revolves around Charles Francis Williams Jr., a man from Prince George's County who bought his handgun legally but was a...
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Police have new details in the killing of John Wheeler, a defense consultant, whose body was found in a landfill in Delaware on New Year's Eve.Police believe he was last seen alive in downtown Wilmington near his home. A source tells police Wheeler was alive on Dec. 30 near an intersection close to the office of an attorney who was representing Wheeler and his wife in a propert...
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Pepco's response to power outages caused by storms has been the cause of much criticism. Now, people in Maryland's Montgomery County are getting a chance to let tell a county work group what they think about the utility.Members of the work group want to get a pulse on just how satisfied or dissatisfied residents have been with Pepco's service.Over the summer, hundreds of...
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Forecasts say the region could see a little snow later this week so it's good to keep those shovels handy. The District could soon be able to issue tickets when property owners don't clear the sidewalk in front of their homes or businesses.D.C. law already requires property owners to clear sidewalks within eight hours of any snowfall, but as it stands now, the city can't issue ...
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The clock is ticking down to the drawing of the Mega Millions Jackpot worth an estimated $330 million.Residents in the D.C. metro area are scrambling to buy tickets."Since 6 o'clock, we started at 6 and already people came in," says Lucy Pah, owner of Tenley Wine and Liquor.Pah mans a noisy register as customers flood her store.She's selling ticket after ti...
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Metro is focusing extra attention on its problematic escalators, a frequent source of complaint from riders. The transit agency is starting the new year with a newly appointed general superintendent for elevator and escalator programs.Veteran engineer Rodrigo Bitar has been assigned to the position. His task: to oversee the repairs and upkeep of hundreds of escalators and eleva...
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Police are trying to determine how the body of a military expert and longtime government consultant, who served in the Reagan and both Bush administrations, was found in a landfill in Delaware over the New Year's weekend.John Wheeler's death has been ruled a homicide. Investigators say his body was found on New Year's Eve as a garbage truck emptied its content at a landfill in ...
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Maryland residents can now skip the trip to the Motor Vehicle Administration to register their cars. The agency has new options to help drivers save time.Beginning Monday, drivers will be able to register online, over the phone or at a self-service kiosk. Another option: registering at a licensed Tag and Title service, though that will cost an additional processing fee."...
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In response to a state review that found factual errors in Virginia social studies textbooks, a state delegate is now working to make the state's school book review process stricter.Virginia State Delegate David Englin will file legislation Monday that would require textbook publishers to be certified by the Virginia Boa...
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If you decide to drink New Year's Eve and find yourself without a designated driver, you can still get home without getting behind the wheel.The Washington Regional Alcohol Program's, "SoberRide" will offer free cab rides from 10pm tonight until 6 am Saturday morning to help keep drunk drivers off the road.There's no charge as long as the fare is under 30 dollars....
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The families of two students who were slain in the mass shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007 are going forward with a lawsuit against school officials.A date has now been set for a nine day jury trial in Circuit Court.The two lawsuits are set to begin September 26th.In the suits, the families of Julia Pryde and Erin Peterson claim school officials acted inappropriat...
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While many people are taking a break from work during this holiday week, car thieves are believed to be out in full force.New Year's Day is the leading holiday for vehicle thefts.More than 2700 vehicles were reported stolen last New Year’s, making the first day of the year, once again, the most popular day for car thefts.The Christmas holiday was least popular ...