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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.
Find out the surprisingly low amount of sugar that
it takes to set off the natural aging process.
Thursday - 03/28/2013, 11:04am EDT
The public opening of "Elephant Trails" at the Smithsonian's National Zoo Saturday marks a major expansion for the Asian elephant exhibit.
Thursday - 03/21/2013, 03:27pm EDT
This year the NCAA tournament includes no Virginia
schools with profitable basketball programs
Thursday - 03/21/2013, 10:06am EDT
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is offering
discounts at area businesses, including Macys,
Subway and Georgetown Cupcakes.
Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 11:03am EDT
Virginia taxpayers aren't receiving tax refund checks in the mail this year. That's because the state eliminated the paper form of payment opting for direct deposit or sending taxpayers a debit card instead.
Thursday - 03/14/2013, 04:55pm EDT
WTOP's Kristi King reports.
Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 10:14am EDT
Metropolitan police are now reporting that 13
people were injured as a result of the drive-by
shooting early Monday morning.
Monday - 03/11/2013, 04:29pm EDT
For those interested in an inside perspective on
the festival, opportunities are available at
myriad events all over the city.
Friday - 03/08/2013, 02:28pm EST
Information marketing firms collect on purchases
is being sold to health insurance companies and
Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 07:59am EST
Identity theft can affect people's taxes and tax
records. Crooks with access to other people's
personal information can file false tax returns
to try to collect the money.
Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 01:37pm EST
Drivers who use the southbound Interstate 270
to eastbound I-370 found themselves delayed
Tuesday morning after a car went over a
Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 12:04pm EST
Getting a good night's sleep is important not just for the next day at work, but also for your overall mental well-being.
Friday - 02/15/2013, 02:56pm EST
Door knobs, door handles and metal levers. Who
knew "Starry Night" could be recreated with
Thursday - 02/14/2013, 10:14am EST
For anyone who has wondered if it's okay to work
out when they're feeling under the weather,
doctors have an answer: It depends.
Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 12:02pm EST
A truck plowed into a Woodbridge, Va., home,
trapping one man underneath the vehicle and
sending him to
Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 09:04am EST
Flower prices and delivery charges can soar
around big holidays like Valentine's Day, but
there are easy ways to save.
Monday - 02/11/2013, 07:13am EST
Plans to reduce the number of deer in Rock Creek Park are on hold until March while lawyers battle over the fate of the deer in court.
Thursday - 02/07/2013, 05:20pm EST
Feb. 7 is when the greatest number of people quit
using gym memberships purchased at New Year's,
according to Gold's Gym.
Thursday - 02/07/2013, 11:06am EST
Owners of smartphones should take precautions to
keep their information safe. Here are five safety
Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 10:11am EST
Authorities have identified the second woman who
died in a Falls Church house fire last month.
Friday - 02/01/2013, 04:10pm EST