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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.


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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 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...
Virginia's attorney general heads to federal court in Richmond tomorrow--as the state continues its lawsuit challenging the federal health care bill.Last month, the Eastern District Court of Virginia rejected the federal government's motion to dismiss the case. On Monday, the two sides will present arguments on whether the federal individual health insurance mandate is legal, a...
Democratic mayoral nominee and current D.C. City Council Chairman Vincent Gray, is trying to win the support of voters in parts of the District that largely rejected him in the primary.Gray won just 27 percent of the vote in Ward 2, which includes Georgetown, Dupont Circle and downtown. It isn't exactly Vincent Gray territory.But if any in the hundreds of people packed i...
It's not quite the official holiday season, but a nonprofit food assistance program in Prince William County, Va., is desperate for local residents and businesses to get in the giving mood a little early.The food distribution room at SERVE, the largest food assistance provider in Prince William County, is far from empty...
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Congressional candidates in Virginia's closely contested 11th District are familiar with one another, they faced off for the same seat just two years ago.But that doesn't mean debates are any less heated this time around.Minutes into the debate, Keith Fimian, the Republican challenger, accused incumbent Gerry Connolly, of what he called subterfuge and outright lies, usin...
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In Virginia, Democratic Rep. Jim Moran took the stage with Republican challenger Patrick Murray on the campus of George Mason University today.Murray went on the offensive in today's debate, accusing Moran of engaging in pay-to-play tactics with the giant new Department of Defense building along I-395."The fact of the matter is, it's in his district, it's a federal build...
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By Jonathan WilsonThousands have been gathering this morning at Nationals Park for the start of the Susan G. Komen three-day walk to raise money for breast cancer research.Participants in the fundraiser for breast cancer research plan to walk 60 miles over the next three days. They'll trek from Washington to Germantown, Md., and back. Each participant has raised an avera...
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By Jonathan WilsonIn Maryland, the police chief in Prince George's County says that laziness from an instructor, and not cheating by cadets, is what led to a slew of perfect scores on police academy exams last year.Police Chief Roberto Hylton says an internal audit showed that out of laziness, an instructor recorded perfect scores for more than 30 cadets who graduated in...
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By Jonathan WilsonVirginia's Attorney General -- Ken Cuccinelli -- is weighing in on immigration enforcement in the Commonwealth.Cuccinelli says police in Virginia have the right to inquire about the immigration status of people they arrest or even pullover."Virginia law enforcement have the authority to make such inquiries, so long as they don't extend the durati...
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Today in Virginia, Fairfax County Supervisors will consider a vision for revitalizing the economic and physical landscape of the Baileys Crossroads community.Creating a unified vision for the future of such a diverse neighborhood can be a challenging.If you're looking for a meal, but don't know exactly what you're craving, Baileys Crossroads can offer Afghan, Ethiopian, ...
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Today in Virginia, Fairfax County Supervisors will consider a vision for revitalizing the economic and physical landscape of the Baileys Crossroads community.Creating a unified vision for the future of such a diverse neighborhood can be a challenging.If you're looking for a meal, but don't know exactly what you're craving, Baileys Crossroads can offer Afghan, Ethiopian, ...