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Jamie Forzato

Reporter

jforzato@wtop.com

Jamie is a general assignment reporter for WTOP's news team. You can also hear her "at the Editor's Desk" during morning drive. She has covered everything from tax delinquent federal workers to presidential inaugurations to the devastating June 2012 derecho. Whether it is the latest school board controversy or scammers trying to pick your pocket, Jamie delivers the "news you can use."

She is also an adjunct professor at her alma mater, the University of Maryland, College Park. As a student at U.Md., she chased down stories for Capital News Service TV and received a student Emmy Award for her feature, "Prison Dogs," a profile on prison inmates who rehabilitate homeless dogs. She was a co-sports director of the student-run sports radio station WMUCSports.com and graduated with a degree in broadcast television journalism.

She spends the "other 8 hours" in her day playing with her baby - a Canon EOS 7D camera - and reading WWII biographies. Born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, she grew up a die-hard Eagles and Phillies fan, and because of that, she's learned to love yelling at the television.

When Jamie was a freshman at college, she suffered a stroke. You can read more about her story here.