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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
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A bicyclist was injured Wednesday morning near Observatory Circle providing a grim example of the dangers riders face navigating urban streets on International Bike To School Day.
Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 02:08pm EDT
The Washington Wizards may be playing an away game against the
Indiana Pacers, but fans can join game-time fun at the Verizon Center.
Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 05:08am EDT
Prince George's County officials say they have no idea at this point when
evacuated residents will
be allowed back into their homes.
Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 03:01am EDT
Speed cameras have become so commonplace in D.C. and Maryland, that drivers are taking notice and slowing down. However changes in speed limits and where the cameras are placed can help or hurt drivers.
Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 01:03pm EDT
Hacker or pro now everyone in the area can play on a course designed by one of the world's all-time greatest golfers, Jack Nicklaus.
Monday - 05/05/2014, 02:30pm EDT
The Wizards are warning fans to be wary of fraudulent playoff tickets.
Monday - 05/05/2014, 12:21pm EDT
An 8-year-old from Jefferson, Md., and her family are off to Hawaii, courtesy of Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.
Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 01:11pm EDT
In a letter to the University of Maryland community, President Wallace Loh calls for safety improvements at the deadly intersection of U.S. Route 1 and Knox Road.
Thursday - 04/24/2014, 06:51am EDT
Students at Fairfax County Public Schools may be able to sleep a
little longer if the school board approves proposals that would push back the
school start time.
Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 07:54am EDT
A family is safe but fire destroyed their Waldorf, Md. home Monday morning.
Thursday - 04/17/2014, 11:27am EDT
When the I-95 Express Lanes open in Northern Virginia in early 2015, every vehicle
using the HOV lanes 24 hours a day, seven days a week will need an E-ZPass or E-Z pass
Flex to use them lawfully.
Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 12:27pm EDT
Will lettuce be considered a luxury if prices jump thirty four percent?
Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 07:54am EDT
Barbecue grills are dangerous if not handled properly.
Monday - 04/14/2014, 12:20pm EDT
WTOP's Chris Cichon will be among the singles participating in an exclusive casting call for the hit ABC show "The Bachelor."
Sunday - 04/13/2014, 09:42am EDT
Five children, representing each branch of the military, were honored in D.C. Thursday for their efforts to support the children of service members.
Friday - 04/11/2014, 03:06pm EDT
Dog fighting is illegal because it's considered cruel. Now Virginia is banning another animal to animal competition some find inappropriate.
Thursday - 04/10/2014, 01:41pm EDT
White and pink flowers dot the sky around the Tidal Basin as
D.C.'s cherry blossom trees approach full bloom.
Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 10:46am EDT
Mover over, Thanksgiving turkey -- elk meat is the real master
when it comes to delivering sleep-inducing doses of tryptophan. See which other foods and drinks can help you sleep.
Thursday - 04/03/2014, 06:37am EDT
The search for a missing D.C. girl resumed Monday morning, after a foot search for Relisha Rudd, 8, had to be suspended because of Sunday's rains.
Monday - 03/31/2014, 09:21am EDT
Police returned to a D.C. park Friday morning to continue the search for Relisha Rudd who has been missing for weeks.
Saturday - 03/29/2014, 10:03am EDT