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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.
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After more than 25 years, a short stretch of New Hampshire Avenue will change from one-way to a two-way traffic pattern, which may result in both long-term convenience and short-term confusion.
Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 04:33am EDT
The contractor responsible for building the Silver Line is making progress on a final punch list and Metro could announce an opening date as soon as next week.
Monday - 06/16/2014, 02:17pm EDT
Junior Montero was killed when he tried to repossesses a truck.
Friday - 06/13/2014, 05:27am EDT
A jury has found a former District Heights officer guilty of multiple charges related to shooting a handcuffed suspect in the back. However he was acquitted of the most serious charge.
Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 05:47pm EDT
Kevon Neal has admitted to his role in a police officer's death and witness retaliation. A judge on Monday sentenced him to 13 years in prison, minus more than one year already served.
Monday - 06/09/2014, 05:34pm EDT
Last winter's severity resulted in makeup days that will keep students in Fairfax County in class until the end of June. Now, Fairfax County Public Schools is rethinking its calendar, in part to avoid a repeat.
Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 04:46am EDT
Wash. Dry. Bike.
Saturday - 05/31/2014, 02:38am EDT
Friday - 05/30/2014, 05:06pm EDT
Since its reopening earlier this month, the Washington Monument's elevator has been plagued with repeated problems, resulting in delays, closures and even the temporary stranding of a tour guide.
Monday - 05/26/2014, 11:54pm EDT
A veteran pays tribute through memorization and 11 hours of writing.
Monday - 05/26/2014, 08:28pm EDT
The Jazz in the Garden Series begins its 14th season, just across the street from the National Archives in the District.
Friday - 05/23/2014, 01:22pm EDT
Ramon Padilla's path to the golf course was painful, trying and unusual. He plays the game with one healthy arm and a research device substituting for the other.
Thursday - 05/22/2014, 06:40am EDT
Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 06:34pm EDT
The exploding soda bottles in a busy movie theater complex point to coordination, according to officials in Fairfax County, who have submitted the bottles for analysis.
Monday - 05/19/2014, 07:17pm EDT
For the first 30 days, they will issue warning tickets. After that, speeding comes at a price.
Monday - 05/19/2014, 04:43pm EDT
A Baltimore TV station has been evacuated after a man rammed a truck into the building and is now barricaded inside.
Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 01:33am EDT
Two landmarks, the Washington Monument and the Washington National Cathedral, had a common bond following the 2011 earthquake.
Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 07:01am EDT
After a particularly harsh and long winter, the blue crab population is down significantly.
Saturday - 05/10/2014, 02:34am EDT
Reconstruction on a busy roadway through Montgomery County begins Monday, and commuters should expect lane closures for at least a week, the Maryland State Highway Administration says.
Friday - 05/09/2014, 04:41am EDT
The Canines and Childhood Cancer Study, the first of its kind, will analyze what effect animal-assisted therapy has on young children diagnosed with cancer.
Thursday - 05/08/2014, 04:02pm EDT