@USATODAY OnPolitics writer & editor. Sings w/ @CapHillChorale @districtkaraoke. Leads #ONADC. #NPFPaulMiller fellow. Hufflepuff. She is messy, but she’s kind.

Read Full Bio →


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...

Search Tweets

Twitter Feed

@jmestepa — 3,977 followers, 42,073 tweets

Nov 18, 2017

In tonight’s murder mystery, I was a gregarious news reporter, which is how I should always describe myself moving forward (I was also the murder victim, but you know, let’s not replicate that part)

Nov 17, 2017

RT @gregorykorte: An Ohio Supreme Court justice decided to get out ahead of possible stories about his sexual indiscretions — so he p…

Show More

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.