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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

UPDATE: In Northern Virginia's 11th Congressional District, Democratic incumbent Congressman Gerry Connolly is claiming victory, while his Republican challenger Keith Fimian is saying the race is not over.Fimian took to the stage at the Mason Inn in Fairfax, and he told a small crowd of faithful supporters who remained to get ready to get back to work tomorrow because there are...
In Northern Virginia, several organizations dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence say the next couple of years could bring a dramatic reduction to the help that's available for women in the region.For each of the past eight years, the Tahirih Justice Center has been awarded a federal grant from the federal office of violence agai...
UPDATE: In Northern Virginia's 11th Congressional District, Democratic incumbent Congressman Gerry Connolly is claiming victory, while his Republican challenger Keith Fimian is saying the race is not over.Fimian took to the stage at the Mason Inn in Fairfax, and he told a small crowd of faithful supporters who remained to get ready to get back to work tomorrow because there are...
Later today, Farooque Ahmed, the Virginia man charged with plotting to bomb several Metrorail stations, appears in federal court in Alexandria, Va., for a detention hearing.Sources involved in the investigation, speaking to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, say a contact inside the Muslim community first tipped off the FBI that Ahmed was asking around, trying to j...
Later today, Farooque Ahmed, the Virginia man charged with plotting to bomb several Metrorail stations, appears in federal court in Alexandria, Va., for a detention hearing.Sources involved in the investigation, speaking to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, say a contact inside the Muslim community first tipped off the FBI that Ahmed was asking around, trying to j...
In Virginia, the National Museum of the Marine Corps remains closed Friday as FBI and local police continue their investigation into who fired shots at the building overnight.This is the second time shots have been fired at the building this month.All day, police have been turning away would-be visitors to the museum at its entrance off of Jefferson Davis Highway in Tria...
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 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...
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 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...
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...
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...