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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
  • Protestors shut down intersection in front of Trump International Hotel

    WASHINGTON – Protestors gathered in front of Trump International Hotel, Thursday night.   The Indigenous Environmental Network, and tribal nations from across the United States performed native dances, drum routines, and chants to call attention to the need to protect the environment. At the height of the protest, more than 100 demonstrators blocked the intersection of 12th and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. “I’m a grandma, I’m a mom, a wife, and an aunt, and I am very concerned for all the babies […]

  • Community outraged about cell phone tower on Md high school grounds

    GREENBELT, Md. — Parents and homeowners in Greenbelt are frustrated about the latest plans to put a cell phone tower on the grounds of Eleanor Roosevelt High School. Parents said they feel like cell phone reception is taking precedence over the health of their families.  Homeowners, said they too are worried about the radiation, but also, about their property value going down Community members packed into an informational meeting Tuesday night to voice their concerns and show their opposition. The […]

  • 4/20 Marijuana advocates arrested for passing out free pot on Capitol Hill

    Porteous said the 4/20 peaceful protest escalated quickly but was supposed to bring people together.

  • After years of fighting, airport workers at Reagan and Dulles get pay raise

    DULLES — For the last two years, five thousand contracted airport employees at Dulles and Raegan International, have been fighting for a wage increase. “These men and women are often unseen.  They are the ones who push the wheelchairs, they are the ones who take baggage at the curb, and they are not making a wage that can sustain them or their families,” said Congressman Gerry Connelly. “Many of these men and women sleep at the airport because they don’t […]

  • New Maryland law changes the way rapes are investigated, prosecuted

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan signed a new bill into law that will change the way rapes are investigated and prosecuted in the state of Maryland. The “No Means No” Law is co-sponsored by Delegate Kathleen Dumais, D-Montgomery County.  The law is something some lawmakers and advocates have been fighting for for years. “It is an enormous change for survivors, it means for the first time, no means no,” Lisae Jordan, Executive Director and Counselor for Maryland Coalition Against […]

  • Domestic Violence: ‘People often underestimate what abusers are capable of doing’

    WASHINGTON – Following a deadly domestic violence murder suicide at a California school, DCW50 talked with local domestic violence survivor advocates. Monday, horrific images came out of San Bernardino.   An elementary school was on lockdown with reports of kids and adults shot. Investigators said Cedric Anderson checked himself in through the front office saying he had something to drop off for Karen Smith, his estranged wife, who was a teacher at the school.  When Anderson reached her classroom, he opened […]

  • Experts recommend teaching young kids about prescription drugs amid Md opioid crisis

    ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. —  The community and Anne Arundel County leaders are banning together to fight the opioid and heroin epidemic in Maryland.  Tuesday, recovery and drug experts hosted a panel discussion called “The Other Talk.”  Parents packed in to Arundel Christian Church to learn how to talk to their kids about pain pill abuse.  “Pain killers hooked me the first time I did them,” said Izelle Van Zuilen, a recovering addict who has been clean of opioids for […]

  • Deadly love triangle: Lovers convicted of Takoma Park murder

    ROCKVILLE, Md. — A Montgomery County love triangle turned deadly back in 2014.  Late Friday, two lovers were convicted of second degree murder. A jury found 70-year-old Larlane Brown and 50-year-old Hussain Ali Zadeh guilty of killing Brown’s 73-year-old husband, Cecil Brown. Cecil’s children said the Browns were together for 50 years.  They told DCW50, Cecil was a father to 8 and had 23 grandchildren. “We love him, and we miss him,” expressed the victim’s daughter, Belinda Brown. Investigators said […]

  • Air quality issues outrage District Heights parents

    Prince George’s County School district said it was urgently working to replace the school’s ventilation system.