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Jasmine Norwood is thrilled to be living and reporting in the nation’s capital again. She was born and raised in San Diego, moved to D.C. to attend Howard University, and quickly fell in love with the area.

Jasmine joined DCW News at 10p in May 2016. She comes to Washington D.C., from Richmond, Virginia, where she worked as a reporter at WTVR on an Emmy-winning morning show. Prior to Richmond, Jasmine spent a couple years reporting in South Bend, Indiana and Benton Harbor, Michigan, where she broke major stories that lead to federal investigations into local government and the allocation of funds. While in the Midwest, Jasmine also earned an Emmy nomination for her coverage of a convicted killer’s escape from prison.

Jasmine has a passion for helping others, and strives to be a voice for the voiceless, through journalism.

In the summer, you can almost always find Jasmine by a pool or on her way to the nearest beach. Her family always jokes, she learned to swim before she could walk.

Growing up, Jasmine swam on competitive swim teams for 10 years. She made history as the first African American to train and compete with the San Diego Sweetwater Dolphins, a nationally competitive synchronized swim team.

When she’s not working to make a difference in the community or mentoring young girls, Jasmine is working towards her goal of opening a swimming school for underprivileged children.

Jasmine enjoys baking gluten-free treats, practicing yoga, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

She lives in Prince George’s County, Maryland with her husband and their pup, Bella.

Recent Articles
  • Attorney for accused Rockville High School rapist says sex was consensual

    ROCKVILLE, Md. — Montgomery County Schools said they received numerous threats, including calls by people someone saying they would, “Shoot all immigrants.” The threats came just days after police say a 14 year old girl was raped by two male students at Rockville High School. According to court documents, 18 year old Henry Sanchez Milian and 17 year old Jose Montano forced the girl into a boys bathroom where they took turns raping her. However, Thursday, Sanchez Milian’s attorney told […]

  • DC Police search for leads after women murdered in two separate cases

    WASHINGTON — Police are calling on the community’s help as they work to solve two separate murders. “By all accounts, these were two bright, promising young women, whose lives were unnecessarily cut short by senseless acts of violence,” said MPD Acting Police Chief Peter Newsham. Investigators say 34-year-old Corrina Mehiel was found tied up and stabbed to death in her basement apartment on 14th Street in Northeast. Detectives said Mehiel was last seen alive on Sunday.  Her body was found […]

  • Parents concerned about school safety after student stabbed during class

    The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating a stabbing that occurred Monday morning near a high school in Temple Hills, Maryland.

  • Victims of gun violence, lawmakers discuss loopholes in gun laws

    WASHINGTON – Sunday, dozens of people packed into a meeting to talk with Senator Chris Murphy about loopholes in current gun laws. “For me it is very personal, I don’t ever want anyone to have to suffer what I have suffered, and that is why I am here,” said Lucia McBath, Faith and Outreach Leader for Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action. McBath’s 17-year-old son, Jordan Davis, was murdered by a complete stranger in Florida in 2012, after […]

  • Trump to appeal travel ban rulings, local families fear what is next

    WASHINGTON – Two federal judges halted the Trump administration’s second attempt at a travel ban.  A federal judge in Hawaii issued his ruling Wednesday night, and Maryland Federal Judge Theodore Chuang issued a ruling Thursday morning. However, local families told DCW50, they have a lot of concerns, and fear that their families could still be torn apart. “We don’t really know what’s behind what they are trying to do with this ban, is it against Muslims? What is really the […]

  • Prince George’s County mom pleads guilty to suffocating her toddlers

    CHEVERLY, Md. — A Prince George’s County mother faces up to 45 years in prison for killing her two young children.  Sonya Spoon pleaded guilty to two counts of 2nd degree murder, Wednesday. Spoon, the mother who admitted to suffocating her children and then trying to revive them back in September of 2014, pleaded guilty to the murders of her one year old son and three year old daughter. Court documents show Spoon’s mother called for help after finding her […]

  • Post snow storm, Maryland transportation officials focused on freeze over

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. —  There were some parts of Maryland that were expecting up to a foot of snow.  Tuesday, people in Montgomery County, woke up to about 4 to 6 inches of snow. “It is good that it was not as much snow as everybody predicted, but it seems to have all just packed down, and it is just ice, so picking up one shovel full feels like picking up 50 pounds,” said a Clarksburg man as he dug his […]

  • Parts of Maryland brace for up to a foot of snow

    MARYLAND – “We have been fairly lucky so far.  Just last week people were saying, ‘Oh we made it through,’ and I said, ‘Hey do not jinx us!’”  said Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, at a press conference, Monday. As salt trucks loaded up, Governor Hogan encouraged people take this storm seriously in spite of what has otherwise been a mild winter. In Montgomery County, the Department of Transportation said crews had been pretreating since Sunday.  At the height of their […]

  • Historic Md. home destroyed by fire, Riverdale Fire Department battles multiple house fires in 24 hours

    RIVERDALE, Md. – According to a report from the Maryland State Fire Marshal, ten people died in Prince George’s County house fires in 2016.  Most recently, in 2017, on March 5, a mother of two died in a Capitol Heights house fire. This weekend, was another busy weekend for Prince George’s County fire departments.  The volunteer Riverdale Fire Department said they responded to three working house fires in 24 hours. A Bladensburg man was in critical condition and crews worked […]