Post Reporter and State of NoVa blogger Tom Jackman. (By Deb Lindsey/The Washington Post)

Jackman was born in Northern Virginia, grew up in Reston, graduated from Herndon H.S. and has covered the region as a Washington Post reporter since 1998.

Now, he’s launching a new blog — aptly named State of NoVa — and took the opportunity to chat with readers, fellow NoVa fans and even the haters who may come out of the woodwork.

Check out the transcript from today’s live chat, and read more at State of NoVa.