Jen Richer

Jen Richer

Jen Richer is the Midday Host and News Director for Washington’s WONK FM. She has been in the DC market for over a decade, most recently as the morning show co-host and executive producer on 94.7 Fresh FM, as well as a regular contributor on All News 99.1 WNEW, and the host of the CBS Radio community affairs program Fresh Perspectives. She has been a regular contributor for Washingtonian Magazine, as well as featured in The Washington Post Magazine, and Northern Virginia Magazine, and on the cover of Nova Dog Magazine for her work in the community. Jen started her radio career at the heritage news talk station WMAL in Washington DC as a digital reporter and new media manager, and in 2007 earned the Edward R Murrow Station of the Year award. She moved to the Washington D.C. area from San Diego in 2002, where she studied International Affairs, Art History, and International Media at The George Washington University’s Elliott School. When she’s not geeking out over NASA and STEM development, she is a full time rescue dog mom of two, Puppy Bruce and Mr. Grant and an advocate for animal rescue and adoptions. She is a military sister and a supporter of military families and first responders. Having lost her grandmother to Ovarian Cancer, she has become a champion for awareness of the disease and works closely with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, hosting their annual D.C. fundraisers. One of her greatest joys is traveling, and when she’s not visiting her family on the West Coast, she and her best friend Lindsey are cashing in airline miles as they fly their way to their goal of seeing all seven continents by 2023.

 

Bill Gates Reveals He Is Spending Billions of Dollars on Vaccine


2019 New York Times Dealbook

SEATTLE, WA -- Bill Gates joined Trevor Noah on his renamed, “The Daily Social Distancing Show” to answer questions about the Coronavirus and the vaccine that he’s working on. 

Gates says that he didn’t know that the Coronavirus would hit during a previous TED Talk, Gates says his TED Talk was geared toward getting governments on board to be invested in preventive ways to combat a pandemic. 

The Microsoft co-founder says seven vaccine makers have secured funding to produce a Coronavirus vaccine but only three will be selected by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates has invested $20 million into three institutions in the United States and United Kingdom.

Gates is pushing for a national shutdown, limited domestic travel and administering more targeted testing. Gates says the United States could prevent the predicted 240,000 deaths, “If we do the social distancing properly, we should be able to get out of this with the death number well short of that.”


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