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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
  • Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool drained after 80 ducks die

    (CNN) — The National Park Service will drain the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool this weekend after approximately 80 ducklings were found dead, including 53 in one day. The culprit is a parasite that grows in snails that live in the pool, said park service spokesman Mike Litterst. The federal agency says chemical treatments alone aren’t sufficient to fully reduce the parasite and snail population. So the pool must be drained and cleaned. The cleanup begins Sunday. It will take about […]

  • DC remembers victims killed in Orlando nightclub

    Update: Hundreds joined DC Mayor Muriel Bowser in Dupont Circle to remember the 49 victims who were killed in Pulse night club ORLANDO (CNN) — Love was in the air — and on signs, T-shirts and murals — as people gathered at the Pulse nightclub to remember those lost and mark the first anniversary of the worst terror attack on American soil since 9/11. The crowd overflowed into the street, and people lined up outside the fence surrounding the club […]

  • Mother sentenced to 45 years in prison for suffocating her kids

    CHEVERLY, Md. – A Prince George’s County mother, 26 year old Sonya Spoon, was sentenced to 45 years in prison for murdering her children, Wednesday.  Her daughter, Kayla, was 3 years old, her son Ayden, was one year old. Spoon admitted to suffocating her children by duct taping plastic bags around their heads. Spoon’s attorney argued that at the time of the killings, the mother of two was suffering from mental problems, stress, and depression from the possibility of losing […]

  • Police rescue 16 year old from human trafficking ring following anonymous tip

    JESSUP, Md. — Howard County police say a 16 year old girl was forced into prostitution, after being raped and drugged by 28 year old Andre Russell and 23 year old Heather Harding. Detectives said they were able to track down the 16 year old victim and her sex traffickers through an anonymous phone call made from a motel in the 7500 block Assateague Drive in Jessup. “The caller said that a man was offering him sexual services from a […]

  • Inmate trained service dogs changing lives

    JESSUP, Md. — Service dogs start their training young.  At just eight weeks old, they begin preparing to one day, save some one’s life. A non profit called Canine Partners for Life, provides services dogs for those in need.  Since 2013, Canine Partners for Life has partnered with the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, Maryland. Through the puppy training program, 14 service dogs have been trained by inmates. “These innocent little calming puppies in a prison, how could it not […]

  • DC mayor signs order in support of Paris climate agreement

    WASHINGTON – On Monday, Mayor Muriel Bowser joined the nearly 200 mayors who have taken a stand against President Donald Trump’s stance on the Paris Agreement.  Mayor Bowser signed a Mayor’s Order to reaffirm Washington, DC’s support of the Paris Climate Accord. The Mayor’s Order renews the District’s commitment to the historic agreement to reduce global carbon emissions. This came just days after Trump announced that the United States is withdrawing from the agreement that focuses on protecting the environment […]

  • Maryland families fall victim to scam, lose thousands of dollars

    COUNTY, Md. — Families in Calvert County say they lost thousands of dollars after falling victim to a scam targeting people who post adds on Facebook about needing home repairs and services. On one of the hottest days of the year, The Campbell Family’s home air conditioning unit stopped working. Duncan Campbell says his wife did what many people do, she hopped on Facebook and asked people for recommendations of someone who could fix it. Campbell says Keven Dillard with […]

  • Students demand more from UMd. president after student murdered in possible hate crime

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. —  A growing memorial marks the spot at University of Maryland, where 2nd Lieutenant Richard Collins III was stabbed to death in what police say may be a hate crime. “There is a general fear now that has always been there, but it is much more escalated now because you don’t know who’s sitting in your classroom, and you don’t know the values that they hold,” UMD Ph.D. student, Nana Brantuo explained. Following the murder, University President Wallace […]

  • Montgomery County courts giving teens second chances

    ROCKVILLE, Md. — The first teen court in the state of Maryland is celebrating 20 years of changing lives and giving teens second chances. Teen court is used as a diversion program for first or second time juvenile offenders who have committed misdemeanor offenses including theft, vandalism and assault, among others. Teens who are the respondents must admit guilt before appearing at a sentencing hearing conducted almost completely by their teenage peers. High School students from all over Montgomery County […]