@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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Sep 20, 2017

RT @USATODAY: We explored every foot of the 2,000-mile border between the U.S. and Mexico for "The Wall." Here’s what we found.  https://usat.ly/2w6jbND 

Sep 20, 2017

@heoj I'm so sorry to hear this, Holly! I hope you find something fantastic soon!

Sep 20, 2017

@ByRogerYu I am so, so sorry, Roger. You're going to do amazing things elsewhere.

Sep 19, 2017

RT @HamiltonMusical: On this day in 1796, George Washington gave his farewell address to the American people. #OneLastTime https://t.co/jhVBtLcw0Z

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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.