SMPA alumna appears in HBO mini-series Show Me A Hero

Show Me A Hero

From left, Oscar Isaac, Angela Pietropinto, Josh Salatin, Jessica Denson, Michael Stahl-David and Carla Quevedo in “Show Me a Hero.” Photo: Paul Schiraldi/HBO

Jessica Denson, BA SMPA ’07, appeared this summer in the HBO mini-series SHOW ME A HERO from THE WIRE creator David Simon. In it she portrays Gail Wasicsko, the sister-in-law of embattled mayor Nick Wasicsko, played by Oscar Isaac.

Ms. Denson first delved into the media as a journalism major at GW, where she wrote for the GW Hatchet, anchored a GW-TV news magazine from the front lawn of the White House, and won a Gracie Allen Award for a feature news story about a Holocaust survivor. She graduated summa cum laude in three years and presented CNN’s Wolf Blitzer with his Honorary Degree from GW.

For more about the HBO series, see the review in the New York Post.

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