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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

By Jonathan WilsonVirginia's Governor Bob McDonnell is hoping to attract more trucking firms to title and register their fleets in the Commonwealth.McDonnell issued a proclamation this week that expedites the safety inspection process for commercial motor vehicles traveling on Virginia's highways.His office says the Commonwealth will now recognize federally author...
By Jonathan WilsonVirginia's Governor Bob McDonnell is hoping to attract more trucking firms to title and register their fleets in the Commonwealth.McDonnell issued a proclamation this week that expedites the safety inspection process for commercial motor vehicles traveling on Virginia's highways.His office says the Commonwealth will now recognize federally author...
By Jonathan WilsonVirginia's Governor Bob McDonnell is hoping to attract more trucking firms to title and register their fleets in the Commonwealth.McDonnell issued a proclamation this week that expedites the safety inspection process for commercial motor vehicles traveling on Virginia's highways.His office says the Commonwealth will now recognize federally author...
By Jonathan WilsonIn Virginia, residents in Fairfax County's Clifton area say a proposal to close their local elementary and build a new school several miles away ignores serious environmental concerns.A plan put forward by Fairfax County Public Schools calls for closing Clifton and building a new elementary next to the existing Liberty Mill Middle School.Tom Van ...
The Annual Suntrust National Marathon will cause some traffic glitches in the District on Saturday.Streets will begin closing at 6:45 a.m. as runners line up at RFK Stadium. Once they set off, the race course snakes through six of the District's eight wards along its 26-mile route.Cars can be parked along streets closed for the race but cannot be moved once the marathon ...
The foreclosure crisis has caused an historic drop in home prices across much of the country but a new report shows housing has actually become less affordable, in D.C. and Northern Virginia.The report comes from the Center for Housing Policy Keith Wardrip is a Senior Research Associate there.He says though home prices have droppeda relatively small number of people h...
American Muslim communities bore the brunt of the public's anger following the 9-11 attacks in 2001 and now eight years later the anniversary coincides almost perfectly with the conclusion of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.Some Muslims in Montgomery County, Maryland say things have changed significantly since then.Its certainly not the first time since 9-11 that the e...
This year the anniversary of September 11th coincides almost perfectly with the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a fact not lost on the large crowd that gathered for a Ramadan celebration in Rockville.More than 200 people gathered at the Monroe street county office building for this Ramadan celebration.To Khalil Abu Amsaa, a 34-year-old area native and Muslim con...
You might want to double-check your supply of long underwear and wool socks.The venerable Farmers' Almanac predicts this winter will be colder than usual across much of the country--but Metropolitan Washington might get a break.The 2010 edition of the Farmers' Almanac, which goes on sale Tuesday, says numbingly cold temperatures will prevail across three-fourths of the c...
Anti-violence advocates in Washington's gay and transgender community say the district still has a long way to go when it comes to fighting hate crimes.The stabbing death of a 21 year old has put the issue back in the spotlight. Police say it's still too early to say whether the stabbing death of 21 year old Joshua Mack in broad daylight on Q Street in Northwest was definitely ...
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 ...