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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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D.C.'s famed cherry blossom trees are stronger than spring time snow and cold snaps.
Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:29am EDT
Saturday - 03/15/2014, 03:28am EDT
The National Cathedral will soon become a construction zone as work begins to repair the damage done by a 2011 earthquake.
Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 09:08am EDT
A million dollar gift isn't pocket change -- that's how much a
foundation funded by the developer of National Harbor is donating to benefit
Prince George's County Schools and the local Teach for America efforts.
Monday - 03/10/2014, 12:15pm EDT
Protesters outside the Washington National Cathedral
Friday morning expressed their dissatisfaction with the Dalai Lama, who was speaking at the church.
Friday - 03/07/2014, 05:01pm EST
Cheese pizza, ice cream, hot dogs and hamburgers -- some of the foods most teenagers love to eat, might be changing their brains and affect learning and memory into adulthood.
Thursday - 02/27/2014, 11:54am EST
The penalty for driving drunk with a child in the car differs in
Maryland depending on an offender's Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC), but one delegate is working to reduce the
number of drunk driving accidents with children in the car.
Thursday - 02/27/2014, 09:51am EST
Saving money sometimes can be as easy as asking for a better deal. Check out some tips from Marketwatch.com about how to negotiate a better bargain on your cable bill.
Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 07:13am EST
Sriracha sauce is a hot trend but not too hot for your mouth.
Monday - 02/24/2014, 12:45pm EST
A drought in Brazil may impact how much customers pay for their morning cup of Joe.
Monday - 02/24/2014, 09:08am EST
Talk about mood lighting.
Saturday - 02/22/2014, 03:55am EST
The FBI has a phone number for you to call if you know about corruption involving local officials.
Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 09:21am EST
A bad night's sleep can do more than leave you feeling tired and cranky -- new research shows poor sleep can cause widespread pain.
Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 08:57am EST
D.C.'s popular Ben's Chili Bowl is just one new option set to open
in the coming months for hungry air travelers.
Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 12:14pm EST
WTOP's Kristi King caught a little of the sights and sounds of the Alexandria parade on video.
Monday - 02/17/2014, 12:58pm EST
Melinda Ardinger's car completely shut down in the middle of oncoming traffic. She was more than disappointed by the reaction of fellow drivers.
Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 08:18pm EST
Whether a seasoned winter weather road warrior or a novice to driving in ice and snow, road safety experts want everyone to know a few things about winter driving.
Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 04:08pm EST
Metropolitan police say a construction worker was killed when an
SUV crashed into a work zone on Suitland Parkway in Southeast.
Thursday - 01/16/2014, 07:18am EST
Getting a good night's sleep is so important, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls "insufficient" sleep a public health epidemic.
New technology may be part of the problem.
Thursday - 01/09/2014, 04:52pm EST
We want to know on the day after Christmas: What were the best and worst gifts you received this year?
Thursday - 12/26/2013, 09:00am EST