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Jonathan Wilson

Environment Reporter

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

Last night in Virginia, nearly 3,000 people crowded into a high school gymnasium for a healthcare town hall meeting co-hosted by Congressman Jim Moran, and former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean.Most people in the long lines that developed outside South Lakes High School in Reston hours before the meeting began, waited relatively quietly.Joan Pierre, a regi...
There are plenty of new things for students at the start of a school year--new friends, new subjects, new classrooms. But teachers in the District of Columbia will also face something they've never faced before: a "Teaching and Learning Framework," unveiled Monday by Mayor Adrian Fenty and DCPS Schools' Chancellor Michelle Rhee."There are three major components to the framework...
A group of third graders in Alexandria helped to make sure the 70th anniversary of a local civil rights protest didn't pass by without recognition. On August 21st, 1939 five young African-American men walked into the public library in Alexandria and were soon arrested. The third graders who reenacted the protest on Friday attend Samuel W. Tucker Elementary. Samuel Tucker, a promi...
A preliminary report from D.C.'s Fire Department lists 34 neighborhoods where fire response requires extra planning. The report comes after a massive house fire on chain bridge road raised questions about water flow in some of the city's fire hydrants.Fire Department spokesman Pete Piringer says only three locations -- Mayfair Parkside in Northeast Washington, Poplar Point and ...