Jacqueline Fell, CMG Washington News Bureau

DC Correspondent

Jacqueline Fell came to the Washington Bureau in June 2012 from Orlando, Florida. As Cox Media Group's Washington Correspondent, she's responsible for covering important local stories in Congress, the White House and explaining how decisions made by federal agencies impact viewers. Jacqueline enjoys focusing on matters related to aviation and transportation, as well as veterans issues. While in DC, Jacqueline has covered some major news stories, including President Obama's second inauguration, the Pope's visit and the Navy Yard mass shooting. She also was at the Supreme Court when major rulings came down on the Affordable Care Act, gay marriage, and immigration. Growing up in Baltimore, Md., she had an early interest in journalism and hosted a news magazine show in high school. Jacqueline reported and anchored in upstate New York, Flint, Mich. and Dayton, Ohio. She spent much of her career in Orlando as the lead reporter on the Casey Anthony case. Jacqueline's inside-the-courtroom-Twitter coverage has been recognized with various industry award nominations.

Latest Headlines by Jacqueline Fell



TSA recommends new security measures for airport "soft targets"

In the wake of "soft target" airport shootings in Fort Lauderdale and abroad, the Transportation Security Administration is making new recommendations to increase security.  The agency wants to keep travelers safe in airport baggage claims and other areas outside security checkpoints. The TSA recommends creating an airport operations center. It would serve as a central command in emergency responses and conduct background checks on workers who are outside security zones. The guidelines...



Heroin overdose deaths spike nationwide

The number of people dying from heroin overdoses has tripled since 2010, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics.   In 2015, more than 52,000 people died from drug overdoses.   Overdose deaths involving fentanyl and tramadol also increased, according to data from 2015 which is the latest year available.   Katherine Gallagher Robbins with the Center for American Progress said the impact of the epidemic stretches past those who are struggling with addiction, with dire...



Could one season of youth football affect a child's brain?

Millions of children suit up every year to play youth football, but a new study raises concerns about the impact on their brains after playing a single season.   Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center analyzed the number of hits to the head that a player likely received over the course of a season. They suited up 25 players with helmets with sensors inside to measure the frequency and severity of the impacts.   The researchers recorded every hit at every practice and in every game,...


DEA backs off kratom ban after public backlash

The Drug Enforcement Agency is backing off a plan to ban kratom, an herb that some claim helps treat chronic pain, anxiety, addiction and depression.   Kratom is marketed in the U.S. as a dietary supplement. It's usually sold as powder, dried or crushed leaves or in capsule form. Supporters say the herb is about as addictive as coffee. Recovering drug addict Cory Lutz says kratom helps him stay clean.   "This replaced my ever having a want to use drugs," Lutz said. "And my need for ever...



Use debate as teachable moment, parenting expert says

<p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The presidential race might&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">be one of the most negative and nasty campaigns in modern U.S. history, with candidates being</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;attacked as criminals, racists, sexists&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">and liars.</span></p>