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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
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since Nov. 1997, helping serve the blind, visually impaired, and physically disabled
people who cannot effectively read print.
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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
D.C. Council votes to allow concealed carry weapons.
Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 04:55pm EDT
Fairfax County may be expanding the role of some school crossing guards.
Monday - 09/22/2014, 07:56am EDT
WTOP's Kristi King reports
Saturday - 09/20/2014, 08:43am EDT
The former Baltimore Ravens running back has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL.
Friday - 09/19/2014, 06:58pm EDT
The issue of later school start times is about to be resolved
in the largest public school system in the D.C.-Baltimore metropolitan area
after more than a decade of debate.
Thursday - 09/18/2014, 08:42am EDT
Tests pending on meningitis diagnosis of deceased Georgetown University student.
Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 09:56am EDT
Road tests have begun on new electronic tolling equipment along the future 95 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia.
Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 02:00pm EDT
The clock is being reset for some students who haven't received the immunizations required for school.
Monday - 09/15/2014, 10:06am EDT
Whether it's a big disaster or someone gets hurt around the
house, knowing how best to respond might affect who lives or dies. Many
communities offer free training to ensure their residents are prepared for the
Friday - 09/05/2014, 07:35am EDT
Take a walk or set up a picnic in Rock Creek Park and visitors would be surprised how much trash gathers along the creek's water-line.
Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 02:23pm EDT
Emergency paving work on Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase is almost complete with some finishing touches on the project still needed.
Monday - 09/01/2014, 05:15pm EDT
Labor Day is a uniquely American holiday and a good time to remind people that federal law dictates how U.S. flags should be displayed and treated.
Monday - 09/01/2014, 07:53am EDT
Road-weary drivers have only a few months left of lane closures
and construction delays related to project to widen a portion of the Prince William
County Parkway in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Saturday - 08/30/2014, 12:22pm EDT
A violent outburst involving children and staffers at a Fairfax
County preschool ended with an employee in handcuffs.
Thursday - 08/28/2014, 08:02am EDT