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Jonathan Wilson

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Wilson spent five years working as a local television reporter at stations in Indiana and Arkansas. After growing tired of local TV news, he arrived in the WAMU Newsroom in 2008 as volunteer and quickly realized that working as a public radio reporter was his dream job. Luckily, the bosses at WAMU decided not to crush his dreams and gave him a chance. Now he won’t leave.

Wilson is a graduate of Middlebury College, and received his Masters’ from the Medill School of Journalism. He is a native of Arlington, Virginia, and lives there now with his wife and his daughter.


Articles Written by Jonathan Wilson

A man from Northern Virginia stands accused of plotting to bomb several Metro stations in simultaneous attacks.The FBI says a months-long sting operation led to the arrest of 34-year-old Farooque Ahmed.Ahmed is a Pakistani-born naturalized citizen who lives in a Ashburn, Va.Police say for more than six months Ahmed cased area subway stations, sketching diagrams an...
Police say 34-year-old Farooque Ahmed of Ashburn, Va., never posed a real threat to the public, since his only collaborators were undercover FBI agents.But regular Metro rider Latricia Smith says if Ahmed truly spent the last several months videotaping activity around stations, and sizing up the best way to kill the most people with an attack--as police allege--she would have l...
Police in Montgomery County, Md., say they've made an arrest in connection to the death of an American University professor. Sue Ann Marcum was found dead in her home on Monday.Police now have an 18-year-old male in custody. He was found driving a Jeep that was missing from Marcum's home when her body was discovered.Metropolitan police spotted the vehicle on New Jersey A...
Police in Montgomery County, Md., say they've made an arrest in connection to the death of an American University professor. Sue Ann Marcum was found dead in her home on Monday.Police now have an 18-year-old male in custody. He was found driving a Jeep that was missing from Marcum's home when her body was discovered.Metropolitan police spotted the vehicle on New Jersey A...
Police in Montgomery County, Md., say they've made an arrest in connection to the death of an American University professor. Sue Ann Marcum was found dead in her home on Monday.Police now have an 18-year-old male in custody. He was found driving a Jeep that was missing from Marcum's home when her body was discovered.Metropolitan police spotted the vehicle on New Jersey A...
Police in Montgomery County, Md., say they've made an arrest in connection to the death of an American University professor. Sue Ann Marcum was found dead in her home on Monday.Police now have an 18-year-old male in custody. He was found driving a Jeep that was missing from Marcum's home when her body was discovered.Metropolitan police spotted the vehicle on New Jersey A...
Police in Montgomery County are investigating the apparent murder of an American University professor. She was found dead on Monday, and her Jeep Cherokee was missing. Late last night, the vehicle was spotted in D.C. and after a short chase police arrested the 18-year-old driver. He's now facing charges including unauthorized use of a vehicle.American University senior Minju Pa...
Police in Montgomery County are investigating the apparent murder of an American University professor. She was found dead on Monday, and her Jeep Cherokee was missing. Late last night, the vehicle was spotted in D.C. and after a short chase police arrested the 18-year-old driver. He's now facing charges including unauthorized use of a vehicle.American University senior Minju Pa...
Maryland's Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) appears to be opening up his lead over Republican former Gov. Bob Ehrlich in their gubernatorial rematch.A Washington Post poll published this morning says 54 percent of those likely to vote support O'Malley, while 40 percent say th...
Maryland's Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) appears to be opening up his lead over Republican former Gov. Bob Ehrlich in their gubernatorial rematch.A Washington Post poll published this morning says 54 percent of those likely to vote support O'Malley, while 40 percent say th...
Maryland's Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) appears to be opening up his lead over Republican former Gov. Bob Ehrlich in their gubernatorial rematch.A Washington Post poll published this morning says 54 percent of those likely to vote support O'Malley, while 40 percent say th...
In the District today, opening statements are scheduled to begin in the murder trial of the man accused of killing federal intern Chandra Levy nearly a decade ago.Ingmar Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, is charged with the attempted sexual assault and murder of Levy back in 2001.The Washington intern's disappearance made headlines around the globe when s...
Churches and non-profit organizations in Prince William County, Va., have known about the county's largely invisible homeless problem for years and have been distributing tents to people in need. John Newton and his girlfriend, Candy, have lived in the same patch of woods since July and struggle daily to find a permanent home....
In the District today, opening statements are scheduled to begin in the murder trial of the man accused of killing federal intern Chandra Levy nearly a decade ago.Ingmar Guandique, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, is charged with the attempted sexual assault and murder of Levy back in 2001.The Washington intern's disappearance made headlines around the globe when s...
In Virginia tonight, the candidates vying to represent the 10th congressional district will face each other in a debate.Democratic challenger, Jeff Barnett, who is taking on incumbent Republican Frank Wolf, says tonight he'll focus on his ideas for creating more jobs and improving education."I'm gonna talk a lot about the future, and the future of course starts today, an...
In Virginia, Gov. Bob McDonnell says the state's Department of Transportation will post speed limits of 70 miles per hour on 680 miles of interstates before the end of the year.McDonnell says the increase from 65 mph to 70 mph in rural areas will help Virginians arrive at their destinations quicker and safer and will speed the delivery of goods and services throughout the Commo...
In Virginia, Gov. Bob McDonnell says the state's Department of Transportation will post speed limits of 70 miles per hour on 680 miles of interstates before the end of the year.McDonnell says the increase from 65 mph to 70 mph in rural areas will help Virginians arrive at their destinations quicker and safer and will speed the delivery of goods and services throughout the Commo...
The state of Virginia should get a ruling by the end of the year on its challenge to the federal health care law.U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson listened to oral arguments in the case on Monday and says he will take the next few months to decide whether the law's individual health insurance mandate and the penalty for not buying insurance are constitutional.Virgin...
A federal judge in Richmond, Va., says he'll rule on the constitutionality of the federal health care law by the end of the year.U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson listened to 2.5 hours of oral arguments in the state of Virginia's lawsuit challenging the law.Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says the health insurance mandate is unconstitutional. He says for th...
Virginia's attorney general visits federal court in Richmond, as the state continues its lawsuit challenging the health care bill passed by Congress in March.On Monday the two sides will argue the meat of the case: whether a federal individual health insurance mandate is legal, and whether the penalty for not buying insurance is a tax, as the federal government claims.La...