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Jeanne Theismann



An award-winning journalist, Jeanne Theismann began her career at WTNH-TV in New Haven, Conn., where she was a news reporter and anchor as well as co-host of the daily “Good Morning, Connecticut” program. She went on to work for Seaway Communications, the first minority-owned U.S. broadcasting company before moving to Tokyo, where she spent several years working as a writer and editor for the Yomiuri Shimbun, the world’s largest daily newspaper.

During her time overseas, Jeanne traveled extensively, covering the third Indochina War between Vietnam and Cambodia as well as the Seoul and Sydney Olympic games. She began several relief projects for children and refugees and has personally delivered more than five tons of medical supplies to orphanages throughout the world. She serves as a visiting professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University, in L’viv, Ukraine.

Jeanne serves on the board of directors for First Night Alexandria, the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club. She is a member of the National Press Club, American Legion Post 24 and Rotary International, and is the media representative for the City of Alexandria’s Local Emergency Planning Commission. She loves travel, technology and trivia and dreams of one day writing headlines for the New York Post.

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Experts to discuss impact of local election changes.

When Democrats Justin Wilson and Tim Lovain lost their City Council seats to Republicans Frank Fannon and Alicia Hughes in 2009, they put forth the proposal to move local elections from May to November, an initiative that passed the majority Democratic council in June of that same year.

Speck Appointed to MWAA Board

David Speck, former Alexandria City Councilman and member of the Virginia House of Delegates, has been appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to serve in the McAuliffe administration as a board member of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

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Happy New Year in Alexandria

First Night events draw thousands.

Revelers from around the world descended on Alexandria to ring in the new year as a midnight fireworks show ushered in 2017 and concluded the 22nd annual First Night Alexandria celebration.

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A Very Special Christmas in Alexandria

ODBC hosts party for city children.

Santa Claus and his chief elf were on hand Dec. 15 as the Old Dominion Boat Club hosted its annual Christmas party for special education children from across the city.

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Names Executive Director

Frank to lead search for Kluge successor.

Paul A. Frank, founding principal of Paul A. Frank Consulting, has been named the new executive director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.

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Honoring America’s Veterans in Arlington

Wreaths Across America marks 25 years.

Wreaths Across America marks 25 years.

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Firefighters and Friends collects toys for Alexandria area children.

To the Rescue

Christmas arrived early for more than 250 children from local Head Start programs as they picked out toys and visited with Santa during the annual Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue toy drive distribution day Dec. 11 at Penn Daw Fire Station 11.

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Office of Historic Alexandria honors local veterans

‘Dawn of Infamy’

Veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam gathered at American Legion Post 24 for a viewing of the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission Tribute to Veterans ceremony Dec. 8, marking the 75th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War II.

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Keeping the Spirit Alive in Alexandria

Sons honored in Alexandria Sportsman's Club scholarship drive.

Rick Moon enjoyed country music, boating and being on the water.

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Plaid Tidings in Old Town

46th Annual Scottish Walk Parade

Crowds lined the streets of Old Town December 3 for Alexandria’s 46th Annual Scottish Walk Parade.

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