NPR correspondent buys in South Kensington

Medium 07f6f9a46c57b60299388a9aadb3fe1b Allison D. Aubrey and Derek Symer bought a home at 3506 Kent St. in South Kensington from Jean, Van and Jack Button for $540,000 on Oct. 27.

The 1,343-square-foot house was built in 1957 in the South Kensington East of Connecticut Ave neighborhood.

Aubrey serves as a health correspondent at National Public Radio. She began as a science reporter and covered natural disasters and environmental policy. Prior to working at NPR, she worked with the "MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour" as a reporter.

She earned her B.A. from Denison University and her M.A. from Georgetown University.

Symer has served as a risk consultant at AH&T Insurance. Prior to that, he was a project manager at Thunderwave/BeyondGuide and a research historian at USHMM.

He attended American University and Dartmouth College.

According to, there have been 111 home sales in South Kensington during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $635,000.

Address: 3506 Kent Street
Buyer(s): Allison D Aubrey and Derek Symer
Seller(s): Jean S Button, (Estate), VanT Button (Personal Representative), Jack B Button (Estate)
Sale date: Oct. 27, 2009