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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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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
Montgomery County's Toys for Tots is so overstocked, the organization is offering free toys for families in need for a few hours Monday morning.
Monday - 12/23/2013, 10:34am EST
An anonymous donor came forward to help out families who put Christmas gifts on layaway in Sterling, Va.
Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 01:23pm EST
Prolonged use of some types of antacids has been linked to a B12 deficiency because the body fails to absorb the vitamin properly.
Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 02:20pm EST
It's a common sight in the area today: Trees and shrubs encased in ice, with branches bending from the weight. You may think you're doing the plants a favor by breaking the ice off, but an expert says, "leave it alone."
Monday - 12/09/2013, 11:42am EST
Forget the tablets and toys. Kiva.org lets gift recipients decide where the gift card money goes.
Monday - 12/09/2013, 06:15am EST
Increasingly, young adults taking Molly, also known as ecstasy, are ending up in emergency rooms.
Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 10:36am EST
Minnieland Academy, a local daycare chain, now faces allegations of teacher abuse at a second location.
Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 06:56am EST
A zebra bit a National Zoo staffer Monday, a National Zoo spokesman says.
Monday - 11/18/2013, 02:41pm EST
Want to make sure your stockings are stuffed and presents are under the tree by Christmas? Here's when you need to get things in the mail.
Monday - 11/18/2013, 09:37am EST
A shower system that works much like an ornamental fountain apparently can save a lot of water.
Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 03:09pm EST
Internet retailer Amazon is partnering with the United States
Postal Service to deliver packages seven days a week, just in time for the holiday
Monday - 11/11/2013, 09:32am EST
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