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Kristi King joined WTOP in 1990 as a traffic reporter. She spent her days driving
around D.C. while providing live traffic reports six times an hour.
Although this was exciting, Kristi was eager to move into the newsroom. She caught
her big break at the start of the first Gulf War, after just five months of traffic
Prior to Kristi's move to Washington, she worked as a news and traffic reporter for
WOKV in Jacksonville, Florida.
Kristi enjoys volunteerism and can often be seen reporting live from WTOP community
events. She has also been a volunteer reader with The Metropolitan Washington Ear
since Nov. 1997, helping serve the blind, visually impaired, and physically disabled
people who cannot effectively read print.
Kristi is now considered a WTOP veteran having over 20 years of experience in the
You can email Kristi at
firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @kingWTOP.
This isn't the first time we've faced this challenge, however.
Thursday - 10/23/2014, 03:13pm EDT
Four women were attacked within a few hours and a few miles of each other early Sunday in Northwest. Police have arrested a man in two of the attacks, but investigators are still looking for two other suspects.
Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 03:20pm EDT
A posse of cowboys including a mule wagon rode into D.C. Thursday morning,
causing some rush hour traffic delays in Manassas, Virginia, along the Route
234 and Route
29 corridors as well as in parts of downtown D.C.
Thursday - 10/16/2014, 10:01am EDT
A man wounded during an exchange of gunfire with authorities in Old Town Warrenton earlier this month has died of his injuries.
Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 01:23pm EDT
A family is seeking help with funeral costs after two
sisters were among those who died in an Oxon Hill, Maryland, crash Friday.
Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 10:59am EDT
So many drivers are passing stopped school buses in Montgomery
County, the ticket fines for that violation may double.
Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 09:09am EDT
What's expected to be a brilliant display of fall foliage is unfolding slowly along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.
Monday - 10/13/2014, 03:16pm EDT
It's still possible to catch playoff baseball action at Camden Yards without spending a fortune.
Friday - 10/10/2014, 03:36pm EDT
There could soon be an explosion of new food truck
opportunities in Fairfax County, where zoning rules for the mini restaurants on wheels have been eased significantly.
Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 01:11pm EDT
Flight attendants have strong suggestions to prevent the spread
of the Ebola virus.
Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 08:17am EDT
A man accused of shooting at law enforcement in
Fauquier County, Virginia, Monday is wounded and in an area hospital after an
Tuesday - 10/07/2014, 11:56am EDT
A national survey of the nation's nurses shows they don't
think hospitals are
prepared to handle the Ebola virus.
Monday - 10/06/2014, 01:47pm EDT
Take note baseball fans: there are tickets available to
see playoff baseball in person at Nationals Park.
Thursday - 10/02/2014, 08:03am EDT
This flu season, the feds have a special request for kids, and a local top doctor wants people to know some vaccines may offer better protection against influenza than others.
Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 10:13am EDT
Police don't know what triggered a would-be robber to stab a woman multiple times as she was walking to her Silver Spring home Monday night.
Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 01:57pm EDT
Garden rakes may not seem particularly hazardous but sore muscles and aching backs await some people using rakes incorrectly to gather
Sunday - 09/28/2014, 05:03am EDT
Denim overalls, aphrodisiacs and grape facials might not seem
as though they belong together -- but there's more to the 2015 Old Farmer's Almanac than weather
forecasts and planting schedules.
Friday - 09/26/2014, 03:30am EDT
A neighborhood trimmed in yellow ribbons mourns the disappearance of a local girl who has been missing for almost two weeks.
Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 01:58pm EDT
Work hard, play hard seems to be the case with many people
who exercise and drink alcohol, according to a new study.
Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 07:50am EDT