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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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Friday - 10/25/2013, 03:46pm EDT
Call it a dry run. Hundreds of workers in Prince George's County tested snow equipment and familiarized themselves with their snow plow routes, making sure they are ready for winter.
Friday - 10/25/2013, 12:43pm EDT
Ateacher at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Southeast Washington has received the so-called Oscar of teaching, the Milken Educator Award.
Thursday - 10/24/2013, 03:18pm EDT
A burglar stole 100 keys from an apartment management office in Southeast D.C. All affected units will get new locks.
Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 05:13am EDT
Will you need your shovel and snow boots this winter? Meteorologists predict more snow will fall over D.C. this winter.
Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 10:11pm EDT
A new bribe-for-a-date app called Carrot Dating allows those looking for love to peddle everything from flower bouquets to a tank of gas in exchange for a real, live date.
Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 08:46am EDT
For some feds, the guarantee of back pay means now it's payback time.
Thursday - 10/17/2013, 06:53pm EDT
A crush of gun-buyers, anxious to beat the implementation of a tough new law, has given way to a pile of paperwork and lingering uncertainty about new requirements.
Monday - 10/14/2013, 08:25pm EDT
The partial shutdown of the federal government comes at a price - two of them, actually.
Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 09:07am EDT
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