@USATODAY OnPolitics writer & editor. Sings w/ @CapHillChorale @districtkaraoke. Leads #ONADC. I can list soprano as one of my powers. 📧: jestepa@usatoday.com

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Biography

Jessica Estepa is a storyteller and a self-described news junkie/social media butterfly based in Washington, D.C. She is the lead writer and editor for OnPolitics, USA TODAY's politics blog and newsletter. She last worked as a senior producer at National Geographic, where she led the organization...

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Jun 25, 2017

Crafting for @districtkaraoke this week. How helpful that I have no furniture in this room. June…  https://www.instagram.com/p/BVxk_2jFBZx/ 

Jun 24, 2017

RT @laura_nelson: "You want more diverse newsrooms? Then hire people of color. There you go. It's not that hard." —@nhannahjones #IRE17

Jun 24, 2017

How I deal with life change: Watching season/series finales. #HartOfDixie, I've missed you.

Jun 24, 2017

I think it's a miracle that I don't lash out at tourists every day

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Reporter for my college paper, the Nevada Sagebrush, or editor of my middle school paper, the Thunderbird News. I was so cool when I was 12.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I own one.

How is social media changing news?

It has changed both the gathering and consumption of news, and it's also opened up the doors for more audience interaction.