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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.
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
As Hilary Clinton endorses Democratic candidate Terry-McAuliffe, voters say they aren't invested in the race.
Saturday - 10/19/2013, 03:10pm EDT
Thousands of people converged on the World War II Memorial on the
National Mall on Sunday morning and tore down the barricades blocking it off,
protesting the closure of the memorial during the federal government shutdown.
Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 11:46am EDT
The smelly pests are taking over the D.C. area and this season is worse than previous years.
Sunday - 10/06/2013, 11:39am EDT
When Maryland's new gun law goes into effect Tuesday, it will be one of the toughest in the country. But some say the state isn't ready for the changes because of a massive backlog.
Monday - 09/30/2013, 08:55am EDT
Dozens of lean, clean driving machines and dozens were on display in front of the Capitol on Sunday morning, as the owners of electric cars showed off their rides as part of National Plug In Day.
Monday - 09/30/2013, 02:50am EDT
A new study found that 1 in 3 drivers involved in deadly crashes have at least one drug in their system, and users behind the wheel are three times more likely to kill someone.
Sunday - 09/29/2013, 09:16am EDT
Hundreds gather at Arlington National Cemetery to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Sunday - 09/08/2013, 04:25pm EDT
Sunday marked Day 36 in a standoff between a nudist park in Anne Arundel County and a woman who is speaking out against what she calls the "swinger lifestyle" that has taken over the campground.
Monday - 09/02/2013, 09:34am EDT
The sights and sounds of race cars zipping and zooming through the streets of Baltimore brought fans from around the country.
Saturday - 08/31/2013, 08:31pm EDT
On the morning of March 31, 1968, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. took to the pulpit at the National Cathedral. The sermon he delivered was his last. Just days later, he was assassinated.
Sunday - 08/25/2013, 02:21pm EDT
Back-to-school time means a lot of kids hitting the pavement, climbing into a school bus or jumping into a car, some making the trip for the very first time. And Deborah Hersman, the acting chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, says drivers and students alike need to be careful out there.
Sunday - 08/18/2013, 04:47pm EDT
Passengers must wait a little longer before every D.C. taxicab is equipped with credit card readers. More than half of the city's cabs will not be ready to accept cashless payments by the Sept. 1 deadline.
Sunday - 08/18/2013, 08:52am EDT