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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
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Many commuters may have noticed fewer people using public transportation during the partial government shutdown -- and Metro says it felt
the difference, too.
Friday - 11/08/2013, 01:10pm EST
The CIA is paying AT&T $10 million a year for records of phone calls placed on its
vast network overseas -- even if one end of a conversation happens in the U.S.,
according to The New York Times.
Thursday - 11/07/2013, 08:56am EST
AT&T is being paid $10 million a year by the CIA for records of phone calls placed on its vast network overseas, even if one end of a conversation happens in the U.S., The New York Times reports.
Thursday - 11/07/2013, 08:45am EST
A regular diet of wild blueberries may prevent or lower risk factors associated with developing high blood pressure and diabetes, a new study finds.
Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 02:19pm EST
One of the keys to fighting childhood obesity may be as simple as getting more sleep, a new study finds.
Monday - 11/04/2013, 01:32pm EST
Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for children who get
hit by cars. Takes some precautions to keep drivers and trick-or-treaters safe.
Monday - 10/28/2013, 12:10pm EDT
Prices at the D.C. metro area's two largest food chains are about the same, but they're higher than most other chains, according to an independent evaluation from a local nonprofit group.
Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 09:42pm EDT
To save money, one consumer expert recommends skipping a yearly maintenance contract for a home heating system, unless the house is especially large, dusty or the heater has old equipment.
Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 11:06am EDT
When the government shutdown threatened death benefits due to family of service members killed in action, a private foundation stepped in to help: Fisher House.
Saturday - 10/19/2013, 07:26am EDT
Decades after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a Virginia politics expert says he has uncovered new evidence that disproves the official number of shots fired that fateful day in Dallas.
Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 05:37pm EDT
Wal-Mart shouldn't have any trouble staffing two new "super
centers" it plans to open in Washington, D.C., by year's end after it received
what it calls an "amazing" response from potential employees.
Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 12:02pm EDT
Tracking the flu could be complicated because of the government shutdown.
Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 05:31am EDT
This weekend's tax free holiday in Virginia could buy you more than just energy efficient appliances and electronics.
Friday - 10/11/2013, 03:29pm EDT
Homicide detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the death of a 2-week-old baby in Northeast, police said.
Thursday - 10/10/2013, 11:00am EDT
Even though the D.C. region boasts some of the longest commute times, many people aren't that upset about it.
Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 11:02am EDT
Furloughed federal workers likely won't report to work Monday. But they could head into town to volunteer: Miriam's Kitchen needs help making hot sauce.
Saturday - 10/05/2013, 08:27am EDT
The partial government shutdown could erase the entire year's projected economic growth for the Washington region, if it continues for three weeks, said Stephen Fuller, director of George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis.
Thursday - 10/03/2013, 10:37am EDT
The grounds of the National Fallen
Firefighters Memorial are secured with padlocked gates because of the government shutdown, preventing a ceremony from taking place over the weekend.
Thursday - 10/03/2013, 08:12am EDT
Colds are highly contagious and account for about 40 percent of time lost from work in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health.
Thursday - 09/26/2013, 08:20am EDT
Scared their child was going to die, a D.C. couple was bewildered that no ambulance was available to help Saturday night. The boy had to be taken from their Northeast D.C. home to the hospital in a fire truck.
Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 02:23pm EDT