Hi, I'm Jessica.

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I'm a senior writer for BBC News, based in Washington, D.C.

Previously the managing editor of the St. Louis Riverfront Times.

An alum of the Minneapolis City Pages and the Santa Cruz Weekly. 

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 2008

University of Pennsylvania, 2005

Born and raised in the North Star State.

Business Insider once called me one of the "Best Young Writers on the Internet." I do my best to live up to that.

You can reach me here: jessica [dot] lussenhop @ bbc.co.uk