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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
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Friday - 09/19/2014, 05:06am EDT
A new poll shows that Alzheimer's is the disease Americans
fear most, even those in their 20's and 30's.
Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:58am EDT
Put another notch in that belt -- America's national
waistline is continuing to expand.
Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 05:37pm EDT
In 2000, Harold Mintz gave the ultimate gift: He became the
first person in the Washington area to donate a kidney to a stranger. Now, his
generous act is being studied by researchers, eager to shed light on
his compassionate behavior.
Monday - 09/15/2014, 03:17pm EDT
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Sunday - 09/14/2014, 04:22pm EDT
A big green bus delivers food and assistance to residents in D.C.'s "food desert" communities.
Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 08:58am EDT
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Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 06:54am EDT
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Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:30am EDT
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Sunday - 09/07/2014, 01:44pm EDT
Ovarian cancer is not as common as breast cancer, but it is far more lethal.
Thursday - 09/04/2014, 01:44pm EDT
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Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 12:45pm EDT
A baby can develop strong eating habits before he or she even learns to walk or talk.
Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 07:49pm EDT
Fifty percent of women deal with skin flare-ups long after they leave their teenage years.
Monday - 09/01/2014, 04:31am EDT
Whooping cough, which is dangerous enough for older children, could kill newborn babies.
Sunday - 08/31/2014, 01:46pm EDT
Many people spend a lot of money trying to turn back the hands
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Friday - 08/29/2014, 03:09am EDT
Adults are generally good about seeing that their children get the shots
they need for school. But grown-ups need certain vaccinations as well, and
many are skipping them.
Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 05:31am EDT
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Monday - 08/25/2014, 05:36am EDT
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