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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
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    “The remains of our ancestors do not belong to anyone.” Debate continues over land believed to be historic cemetery

    BETHESDA, Md. — Members of Macedonia Baptist Church, a historic black church on River Road, are still fighting to stop developers from building where their ancestors were buried. Thursday, the Montgomery County Park and Planning Commission met with developers, and community members showed up to weigh in on the issue. The board ultimately approved of the developer’s sketch plan with certain staff conditions as amended, excluding the land that is believed to have been burial ground.  As for the future […]

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    Northern VA gang task force officials: Gangs recruiting younger and faster

    WASHINGTON — Gangs in the District, Maryland, and Virginia, are recruiting kids earlier and faster than ever before, according to officials. “We are seeing a lot of increase in high schools and middle schools which is alarming to us,” Jay Lanham, Director of the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force said. Lanham explained gangs are targeting certain children and teens. “The are preying on those that are vulnerable, looking for security or what they think will be a better way […]

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    Hundreds in DC march to White House in ‘Not My President’s Day’ protest

    (CNN) — Another week, another series of demonstrations by opponents of President Donald Trump. Protesters in cities across the country took to the streets on Monday for “Not My President’s Day” rallies with a strong anti-Trump message. Olga Lexell, who was one of about 20 people who helped organize the events in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, said they were intended to show Trump there was widespread opposition to his policies and “ridiculous” executive orders. “A lot of people […]

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    Alexandria man detained by ICE speaks out, worship leaders work to stop raids

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Several local Latino communities were living in fear following immigration raids across Virginia. According to CNN, the Department of Homeland Security will soon release aggressive new immigration policies that could make substantial differences to how deportation is handled in the United States. Sunday, DCW50 talked with a man who was part of a larger group of people who were detained by ICE agents in front of a church in Alexandria on February 8. The said he man […]

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    Father sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing 7 week old son

    SILVER SPRING, Md. — A father from Silver Spring will spend 40 years in prison for killing his two month old baby. In February of 2014, at just seven weeks old, baby Amir Iman-Kouadio was taken to the hospital, he was injured and unresponsive, then later, taken off a ventilator, and pronounced dead. His father, Adou Louis Kouadio, was found responsible and Thursday, he was sentenced to 40 years in prison. “In this particular case, the injuries were so severe […]

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    Police: 9 in custody in connection on possible gang-related charges

    Police are searching for a missing 17-year-old from Alexandria.

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    Community fights to find historic cemetery, preserve black history in Bethesda

    BETHESDA, Md. —  Big changes are potentially coming to the Westbard neighborhood in Bethesda, but some community members are fighting to make sure Bethesda’s black history is not forgotten in the process. Sunday, dozens marched from Macedonia Baptist, a historic African American church on River Road, to a parking lot across the street, where a high rise sits. Macedonia Baptist Church-goers told DCW50, up until the 1950’s and 1960’s, there was an African American cemetery where the parking lot is […]

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    Cars broken into, credit cards maxed out: Burglars strike multiple families

    WEST SPRINGFIELD, Va.  – Fairfax County detectives are investigating a dozen vehicle break-ins during the overnight hours on Tuesday, January 10 in the Orange Hunt area. Police said in one of the cases, numerous credit cards were taken from a car in the 7400 block of Tomcris Court. The cards were then used at a store in the 11000 block of Lee Highway. Thursday, investigators released surveillance video that captured images of the suspects at the store.  Police said the […]

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    DC elementary students head back to school after bed bug, rat infestations

    WASHINGTON —  Wednesday was the first day back to school for Savoy Elementary students. The Southeast elementary school building started being treated for bed bugs and rats on Friday. In a statement, DC Public Schools, said the cleaning process will likely take several weeks. In the meantime, kids are being bussed from Savoy to Ferebee Hope, another Southeast school. As parents waited for their kids to get off the bus Wednesday, they told DCW50, they had mixed emotions.  On one […]