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For Paula Wolfson, broadcasting has always been a family affair.
She began her on-air career at the ripe old age of 3 at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. Her
dad had a popular children's show, and one day Paula walked on the set without
warning and began to adlib a commercial.
Since then, her work in radio and television has taken her to the White House,
Capitol Hill and around the world.
She covered the Bush (both 41 and 43) and early Obama administrations for the Voice
of America, reporting on foreign policy and politics for VOA's international
audience. Paula also became one of the first VOA correspondents to venture into
television, and launched VOA's first political video blog during the 2008
After years on the road, she opted for a big career change in 2010. She joined
WTOP, eventually settling into a new beat focusing on health and fitness. Her
assignments have included a month long series on women's heart health, coverage of
the International AIDs conference, and a blog chronicling her adventures (and
misadventures) as she trained for her first marathon.
You can email Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mixing alcohol and energy drinks is a disturbing trend among college students, local health experts say, and there is a growing concern that younger siblings may follow their lead.
Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 12:34pm EDT
With caffeinated marshmallows, pancake mix, gum
and breakfast drinks on the market, companies
are getting creative in catering to Americans'
caffeine cravings. But consumer advocates say
food industry should be doing more to regulate
and label products with a kick.
Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 11:50am EDT
A football player is constantly taking blows to the head. Most are not strong enough to cause a concussion, but there is growing evidence a series of lesser hits could do significant damage.
Sunday - 03/10/2013, 04:37pm EDT
One in three teens is a victim of dating violence.
Montgomery County has stepped up awareness efforts
for students and their parents.
Monday - 03/04/2013, 06:57am EST
If you are prone to headaches and migraines, the
answer to the agonizing pain may be in your
Sunday - 03/03/2013, 08:39am EST
There is new evidence that lowering the drinking
age may result in more binge drinking and not just
among the young.
Monday - 02/25/2013, 06:18am EST
The evidence continues to mount that both real
sugar and artificially sweetened sodas aren't
for you. So what is a soda-holic to do?
Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 08:03am EST
The season is ending for a lot of young local
wrestlers, and their
dreams of Olympic fame may be ending, too.
Monday - 02/18/2013, 07:19am EST
A simple test can detect early signs of heart
disease, but insurance does not not cover it. The
chief of cardiology at Medstar Georgetown
University Hospital calls it "a mammogram for the
Thursday - 02/14/2013, 04:58am EST
A doctor who helped developed a medical
application for smartphones attended the State of
the Union in the presidential box. He was being
honored for his work as an innovator in the
health care industry.
Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 06:23am EST
A new study shows that longtime smokers lose
about 10 years of lives, but smokers who quit
early enough can get almost all of those years
Monday - 02/11/2013, 06:04am EST
We've all heard the stories. A spouse dies suddenly and the other passes a short time later. Could the cause have been a broken heart?
Sunday - 02/10/2013, 02:41pm EST
Young adults ages 18 to 33 comprise the
most stressed age group in the country, according
to a new study by the American Psychological
Thursday - 02/07/2013, 04:28pm EST
Scientists are developing a universal vaccine that
will offer protection against any and all flu
strains. The work is under way at the Vaccine
Research Center at the National Institutes of
Monday - 01/28/2013, 03:39am EST
Walking pets outside on treated roads or sidewalks can create big problems. But there are things pet owners can do to to make winter a lot easier for their dogs and cats.
Sunday - 01/27/2013, 01:55pm EST
Questions have been raised about a specific brand
of test kit used to check for the human
papillomavirus, or HPV, which causes cervical
Saturday - 01/26/2013, 02:01pm EST
Teens in Montgomery County are being urged to
use their cameras and send a message.
Friday - 01/25/2013, 12:36pm EST
Most people think strokes are only a health
problem among senior citizens, but they can also
strike the young. It happened to WTOP reporter
Jamie Forzato, who suffered a stroke on the eve
of her 19th birthday.
Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 07:26am EST
It wasn't all that long ago that the standard
advice for anyone
seeking to lose weight was "calories in --
calories out." Now we're finding out it's much
more complicated than that.
Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 07:30am EST
It seems like the flu is unavoidable in the D.C.
area, but there are simple steps anyone can take
to cut the risk of getting sick.
Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 05:15am EST