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Mollenbeck was clearly not cut out to be a physician.
Around age 5, he got a toy doctor's kit, complete with a stethoscope. But instead of
using it as any normal child might, he used the stethoscope as a microphone and
headphones to announce things around the house. So it began.
While still in high school in small-town Iowa, he started working part time at the
local radio station (KLMJ). By the time he graduated from Biola University in
Southern California, he had worked or interned on both coasts, including WHO in Des
Moines, KOGO in San Diego and WTOP/WFED in Washington.
After three and a half years reporting for KNX in Los Angeles, Mollenbeck returned
to WTOP in May of 2010.
He loves travel, Spanish and neckties.
You can email Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Thanksgiving week tradition in Ward 8 doubled as a tribute on
Tuesday, as thousands of residents waited in line for free turkeys that the late
Marion Barry helped provide.
Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 12:05pm EST
A guide to getting around on Thanksgiving.
Thursday - 11/20/2014, 10:05am EST
For residents in an apartment complex in Northeast D.C., home sweet home is hardly cozy, and they're not happy.
Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 05:34am EST
The District's HIV Prevention Campaign takes multiple forms to get across a message of protection, testing and treatment.
Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 05:13am EST
Alexandria's vending machines will no longer be full of high-fat favorites. The change will be made city-wide.
Friday - 11/14/2014, 12:29pm EST
With the arriving cold snap, most of the region will reach for the thermostat and keep the heat on well into next week. But that isn't the case for D.C.'s homeless population.
Thursday - 11/13/2014, 04:54am EST
The Veterans Day crowd on the National Mall this year may
dwarf a typical Fourth of July gathering and look more like an inauguration.
Monday - 11/10/2014, 01:44pm EST
With nearly two full months remaining in the year, the Transportation Security Administration has already snagged a record number of guns at security checkpoints.
Friday - 11/07/2014, 04:54am EST
D.C. voters overwhelmingly said "yes" to legalizing marijuana Tuesday. But members of Congress are already saying "not so fast."
Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 09:45pm EST
Personal experiences shape views on marijuana legalization in D.C. as voters are to consider a ballot measure Nov. 4.
Thursday - 10/30/2014, 08:48am EDT
To accommodate a crowd projected to reach the hundreds of thousands, Metro has shuffled its schedule and planned for a one-day closure of Blue Line service.
Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 04:52am EDT
A dog mauled a dog sitter on Thursday in a small home
with 11 total dogs. By the end, the victim had severe injuries all over her
body, and the attacking pet lay dead from a police gunshot.
Friday - 10/17/2014, 03:49am EDT
The region's largest international gateway on Thursday will begin
screening selected arriving passengers for signs of the Ebola virus.
Thursday - 10/16/2014, 04:29pm EDT
As the millennial generation ages, they are unlikely to change their transportation habits much and politicians should take note and begin planning for a major shift in how America gets around, according to a new study of millennial driving trends.
Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 03:35pm EDT
The D.C. region is the priciest place to live in the country, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says.
Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 05:19am EDT
WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck looks back on how he became a Dodger fan as his Boys in Blue enter the 2014 Major League Baseball playoffs.
Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 12:28pm EDT
A heated row over the Redskins mascot has resulted in
suspensions, free press arguments and a battle of pride and propriety.
Friday - 09/26/2014, 05:01am EDT
Combine traditional soccer with the jarring collisions
of bumper cars and the result is a new sport called bubble soccer.
Thursday - 09/25/2014, 03:19am EDT
Just a week removed from a regional row over encrypted radio channels, fire chiefs from across the region met to smooth out concerns and make plans for mutual responses.
Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:18pm EDT
One year after the Navy Yard shooting rampage—ending in 12 dead and four injured—those most closely touched by the massacre reflect on the victims and their own journeys through the darkest days. For one family, the difficult times finally took a turn in the form of a rescued dog that had been through some traumatic experiences of its own.
Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 07:08am EDT