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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
Ninety percent of all cabs operating within the District now accept credit cards.
Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 10:15pm EDT
The ripple effect of a government shutdown has pushed rowers from the Potomac River.
Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 08:13am EDT
The National Park Service is readying signs and barricades to close down the memorials and monuments that line the National Mall in case of a government shutdown.
Monday - 09/30/2013, 06:50pm EDT
District leaders are considering defying Congress to keep the city government running even if the federal government shuts down due to a budget impasse.
Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 05:10pm EDT
It's no hoax. D.C. police are investigating three carjackings that started with a collision that was just a ruse to get the victim out of their car.
Friday - 09/13/2013, 02:52pm EDT
In a WTOP interview in 2010, Vince Gray, as mayor-elect, was definitive about the wages Wal-mart should pay. Now, with the "living wage" bill before him and a week to make a decision on its fate, he's not as candid.
Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 01:53pm EDT
Dozens of school kids got a fresh haircut and some school supplies before their summer break ends Labor Day weekend. Area barbers, stylists and firefighters volunteered Monday at the Charles Houston Recreation Center.
Monday - 08/26/2013, 01:24pm EDT
A D.C. firefighter has filed a claim detailing a scuffle with the fire chief over photos of an ambulance fire last week.
Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 06:45pm EDT
The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released a list of the 10 most stolen vehicles in 2012. Is your ride on it?
Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 12:22pm EDT
It was the nation's first public high school for African Americans, and now it has a new building.
Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 01:39am EDT
A huge Confederate flag is stirring up a lot of people along I-95. One group has plans to fly it next month; another is circling a petition to condemn it.
Saturday - 08/17/2013, 03:50pm EDT
Smartphones could be the answer to connecting victims of sexual abuse to the help they need.
Thursday - 08/15/2013, 09:57am EDT
The Metropolitan Police Department has been asked to investigate whether "anything untoward" is taking place after two D.C. ambulance fires occurred.
Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 08:56pm EDT
Not so fast. The vandal's green paint doesn't wipe clean so easily.
Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 09:46pm EDT
Nationals fans can now wash down the peanuts and Cracker Jack with a local brew.
Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 04:21am EDT
One hundred fourteen Vietnam veterans on Friday boarded an Honor Flight to the Washington area.
Saturday - 08/03/2013, 02:55am EDT
Hurried and stressed, passengers leave behind heaps of clothing at the security checkpoint. Those clothes are now being used toward a good cause.
Friday - 08/02/2013, 08:47am EDT
The Charles County Sheriff's office has suspended its three speed cameras because at least one was placed 300 feet outside of a school zone.
Thursday - 08/01/2013, 07:16pm EDT
New options for international travel appear headed to the region as Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) grows.
Friday - 07/26/2013, 08:28am EDT
wo National Transportation Safety Board officials spent several hours with Maryland officials Thursday and drove over the Bay Bridge to see the spot where last week a car plunged into the waters below.
Thursday - 07/25/2013, 10:06am EDT