Jessica Bloustein Marshall

Associate News Director

Jessica Bloustein Marshall is a Capital Region native with a diverse background in multimedia news reporting and production. After earning a Masters degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University, she served as the Capital District Bureau Chief for WAMC, followed by stints at Newsweek and Time, Inc, MTV News, Mental Floss and Backstage. She returns to WAMC as Associate News Director.

She’s also a decorated competitive figure skater, writer, choral singer and mom.

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Central New York News
3:30 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Confirmed EF2 Tornado Kills 4, Damages Homes In Central New York

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  The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado destroyed homes and property in central New York, and killed four people.

Violent winds Tuesday clocked in at least 100 miles per hour in the Madison county town of Smithfield, between Syracuse and Utica, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Barbara Watson. 

"It's going to be at least an EF2," Watson said. 

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New York News
12:14 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

National Weather Service Says Severe Weather To Continue In Northeast

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There are reports of fatalities in the wake of a line of storms, including a confirmed EF2 tornado, that moved through western and central New York Tuesday night, bringing heavy rain and strong winds that knocked down trees, power lines and several buildings. 

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New York News
1:47 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Work Starts On Pedestrian Bridge Over Mohawk River

(AP) Work is beginning on a new pedestrian bridge over the Mohawk River in Amsterdam.

When complete, the $16.5 million Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook bridge will connect the city's southern neighborhoods and the Erie Canalway Trail with the city's downtown north of the river.

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New York News
3:45 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Oneida County Unions Back Rep. Richard Hanna In Primary

  Two of the largest employee unions in New York’s Oneida County have endorsed U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna in the upcoming Republican primary on June 24, in the race for the 22nd Congressional District. 

Hanna faces state Assembly Member Claudia Tenney of New Hartford in the primary.

The Rome Lab and U.S. Defense Finance and Accounting Service employees are backing the incumbent Hanna, saying he helped protect jobs as deep cuts hit Defense Department spending. The two unions represent roughly 750 employees on the former Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome.

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Legislative Gazette
10:00 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

The Legislative Gazette #1419

    

The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: New York’s Lieutenant Governor announces he’s not running for re-election, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the newly contested race for state comptroller, and we’ll take a look at the first round of heroin antidote drug kits distributed around the state. Jessica Bloustein Marshall hosts.

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Legislative Gazette
10:00 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

The Legislative Gazette #1352

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  The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Taxes are shaping up to be on the of the top issues in the 2014 legislative session, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his political predictions for the new year, and we’ll take you to a farm in the Southern Tier with bacteria-resistant Christmas trees.

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New York News
5:03 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Mayor-Elect, City Leaders Call For Verizon FIOS In Albany

 

  The city of Albany has FIOS-envy.

"When you think about the opportunity that is presented by FIOS, by this phenomenal product that’s been developed by Verizon," Albany Mayor-Elect Kathy Sheehan says. "And you look at where Albany is at this point in history, we are really poised to be an ideal place for Verizon to make this investment."

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Arts & Culture
12:30 pm
Sat November 9, 2013

Pop Culture Abounds At Albany Comic Con

  On Sunday, November 10, comic book and pop culture fans from around the region will gather at Albany Comic Con, now in its 6th year. WAMC’s Jessica Bloustein Marshall recently spoke with the man behind the con, show-runner John Belskis, who also owns Excellent Adventures Comics in Ballston Spa. 

For more information and tickets to Albany Comic Con, visit its website

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Commentary & Opinion
11:17 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Essay: Superstorm Sandy, One Year Later

It’s weird to say that it has been a year since Superstorm Sandy hit. It doesn’t feel like it has been a year. Twelve months have indeed gone by, but the memory is still fresh.

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WAMC News
12:27 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

The Vote: The State of the Absentee Ballot

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University at Albany sophomore Jamie Zeno isn’t sure his absentee ballot was counted in last year’s presidential election. He’s from the Upstate New York County of Chenango, between Binghamton and Utica.

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