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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.
A collection of blue crabs, sea anemone, butterflies and other
creatures will need to find new homes after the National Zoo announced it would close its invertebrate exhibit beginning Sunday. But many visitors and volunteers are furious.
Friday - 06/20/2014, 11:07am EDT
Summer vacation has officially started for many kids
and parents are itching to find something fun for the whole family. Six Flags
America is kicking off the season with some brand new attractions.
Friday - 06/20/2014, 07:39am EDT
A night of drinking can end up in disaster for anyone who's had too many but doesn't want to leave their car. But a new program in the area will get a driver for those in need.
Thursday - 06/12/2014, 02:12pm EDT
Traffic in the D.C. area can cause headaches and some choice
words. But new research suggests people can change their mood by changing the way
Friday - 05/30/2014, 02:01pm EDT
For some families, it's all about The Water Mine park in Reston, Va.
Saturday - 05/24/2014, 02:33pm EDT
Motorists should expect large numbers of motorcyclists in Northern Virginia and the entire Washington Metropolitan area this weekend.
Saturday - 05/24/2014, 07:51am EDT
Don't worry, it's just a drill. The FBI's Washington Field Office conducted an active shooter simulation at the Landmark Mall in Alexandria Friday morning.
Friday - 05/02/2014, 12:33pm EDT
Fairlington is the latest community struck by air bag thieves.
Friday - 04/11/2014, 07:40am EDT
High school seniors are opening their acceptance letters and finding out whether they've been accepted into their dream colleges. But before they commit, they should consider which ones are the best deals. And that might just be a university in the area.
Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 04:52am EDT
Residents of the shelter where a missing 8-year-old lived say security procedures are loosely enforced, and they
felt uneasy around the janitor who is accused of abducting the girl.
Friday - 03/28/2014, 07:21am EDT
A free college education is rare, but eight D.C. high school seniors learned Tuesday their hard work paid off big time.
Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 09:09pm EDT
In less than a month, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP,
and that's going to affect more than just home computers -- it will also cause
trouble at the ATM.
Monday - 03/17/2014, 07:01am EDT
After a data breach that exposed thousands of students and faculty, the University of Maryland is offering affected individuals credit monitoring services.
Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 06:32am EST
First came the snow, then came the snow plows. Thousands of crews are working around-the-clock to treat and remove the snowy, icy roadways one at a time.
Friday - 02/14/2014, 01:53pm EST
Icy ponds and frozen lakes may be fun to skate on, but fire officials warn that they can be deadly.
Sunday - 01/26/2014, 03:23pm EST
Amazon recently received a patent for "anticipatory shipping."
Sunday - 01/19/2014, 09:56am EST
For two weeks, WTOP's Jamie Forzato is accompanying a
Fulbright Scholars research team in Uganda. Follow her journey here.
Friday - 01/03/2014, 10:09am EST
The University of Maryland lost to Marshall University in Friday's Military Bowl, but Annapolis, Md. could face an even bigger fight.
Sunday - 12/29/2013, 02:02pm EST
The National Museum of African American History and Culture received its first artifacts on Sunday morning. They are so large the museum will need to be built around them.
Sunday - 11/17/2013, 12:37pm EST
It's one of the largest 10-mile races in the world, and about 35,000 people from all over the country ran the Army Ten-Miler on Sunday.
Sunday - 10/20/2013, 02:43pm EDT