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Adrianne Flynn directs the Washington bureau for the college's Capital News Service. Formerly a Washington correspondent for the Arizona Republic, where she covered U.S. Sen. John McCain, she also worked as a reporter for The Washington Times, where she covered Mayor Marion Barry's return, and for The Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, where she covered serial murderer Jeffrey Dahmer and the 11-day Lucasville, Ohio, prison riot. She started her career at the Mesa Tribune in Arizona.c


Jessica Harper Jessica Harper, 28, is a graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park, who covers health and medicine. She has worked as a feature writer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a researcher for Viewpoint -- an NBC 4 Washington public affairs program -- and a freelance reporter for NBC4.com and Howard University's The Hilltop. She graduated magna cum laude from Bowie State University with a bachelor's degree in English in 2004. She can be reached at health-dc@jmail.umd.edu.

Steve Kilar Steve Kilar, 27, is a graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park, who covers the census and immigration. He has shot and produced news videos for The Baltimore Sun and his text and multimedia reporting has been published by print and online outlets including ChicagoTribune.com, LATimes.com, the Washington Blade, The (Md.) Daily Record and The Maryland Independent. Steve received a law degree from the University of Michigan and worked as a lawyer in New York City. He is a Michigan native and studied English at Brown University. He can be reached at census-dc@jmail.umd.edu..

Laura Lee Laura Lee is a graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park, covering politics. She has freelanced for Patch.com, The Prince George's Sentinel and The Washington Blade. Lee previously served as a Washington desk intern at National Public Radio. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science and international studies from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and graduated from UNC School of Law in 2007. She may be reached at politics-dc@jmail.umd.edu..

Andy Marso Andy Marso, 29, is a graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park, who covers crime and justice. He has worked as a freelance sports writer and editorial aide at the Washington Post, a features writer at the St. Cloud Times and a sports writer at the Olathe News. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2004. He can be reached at justice-dc@jmail.umd.edu.

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