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DC Commute Times is a website for people who commute in the Washington, D.C. area.

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About Us

Jeff Wong

Jeff is the founder, editor and publisher of DC Commute Times. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for The Associated Press in Los Angeles, covering topics including law enforcement, crime, urbanism, business, transportation and sports. He also interned as a sportswriter at the Los Angeles Times and The Sun of San Bernardino County, Calif. Jeff has lived in the Washington, DC area for more than a decade, serving as a consultant for numerous public- and private-sector clients.

A US Marine infantryman since 2002, he’s a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and continues to serve as a reservist today.

Jeff usually gets to work by driving, but uses the Metro, buses, taxis and ridesharing services if he’s heading into the District. He cannot ride a scooter, although his daughter can. He likes working in coffee shops and referring to himself in the third person. One of his favorite movies is “Falling Down.”


Gordon Chaffin

Gordon Chaffin, the associate editor for DC Commute Times, is a journalist and multimedia producer with expertise in public policy and economics. Born and raised in Michigan, he is an advocate for more housing, rail trails, public transit, and streets designed for every mode of transportation — especially bikes. He has written for DC Line and Greater Greater Washington.


Kat Haselkorn

Kat Haselkorn is an author, digital marketer, and matchmaker who writes the “Commuting Crush” dating column for DC Commute Times. Born and raised in The District, she left to attend the University of Chicago for four years before returning to the nation’s capital. In 2010, she founded UnemployedKat.com, a popular blog discussing life and love as a millennial. Her humorous essays about twenty-something romance have been published in The Washington Post, Washingtonian, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Jezebel, among other publications. Recently, Kat published her first book, Unemployed Kat: Adulting is Hard, featuring a decade of blog posts and personal dating stories.

Previously, Kat served as the Director of Content with Go Fish Digital, a boutique digital marketing firm in the DC area. Her work in digital marketing prompted The Washington Post to call her a “social media guru” in an article discussing tactics for improving online presence.

Today, Kat works as a matchmaker for Three Day Rule, helping Washingtonians find love.


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