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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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An investigation into why a Silver Line test train derailed is underway.
Thursday - 08/15/2013, 08:39am EDT
A virus that can cause disease in largemouth bass could harm other fish after it was found in a different species in two Potomac River tributaries in Virginia.
Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 10:32am EDT
Back-to-school shoppers can cash in on the tax-free week in Maryland.
Monday - 08/12/2013, 06:41am EDT
D.C. police spokesman Araz Alali says Funderburk is currently under investigation
by the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency for allegations of child cruelty.
Saturday - 08/10/2013, 10:17am EDT
The lure of free perks while traveling often leaves consumers feeling their upgrades weren't worthwhile.
Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 11:16am EDT
A Montgomery County home invasion left a man with multiple gunshot
wounds Monday morning.
Monday - 08/05/2013, 01:39pm EDT
As 1,500 Alexandria City Public Schools' students head back to class Thursday, other schools in the D.C. area cling to what little bit of summer they have left.
Thursday - 08/01/2013, 10:02am EDT
Do you want a whiter smile? There's an item that can help with that might already be in your kitchen pantry - apple cider vinegar.
Sunday - 07/21/2013, 06:30am EDT
Hot weather can take a toll on cars. AAA Mid-Atlantic offers tips to prepare cars to withstand high temperatures and extreme heat.
Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 09:22am EDT
Police are looking for four male suspects in the assault and robbery of a 73-year-old woman in Annandale, Va.
Thursday - 07/11/2013, 06:20am EDT
A survey ranked the benefits employees value the most.
Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 10:07am EDT
Only Detroit has more miles of a problematic concrete water pipes than the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.
Monday - 06/24/2013, 12:49pm EDT
"If it ain't broke don't fix it." That's essentially the message from parents fighting to preserve the status quo at Silver Spring International Middle School in Silver Spring, Md.
Tuesday - 06/11/2013, 01:52pm EDT
It might be the coolest thing you've never heard of in D.C., and it involves dozens of flawlessly performing Marines.
Saturday - 06/08/2013, 11:35am EDT
Women have another reason to get a good night's sleep. Poor sleep in general and waking up too early in particular can be bad for women's hearts.
Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 12:49pm EDT
Chocolate Crust, a D.C. bakery, now is making and selling its version of the croissant-doughnut hybrid.
Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 10:49am EDT
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National
Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash of a small plane into a
Herndon apartment building.
Friday - 05/31/2013, 05:26pm EDT
A man died in a Herndon, Va., house fire Wednesday night, but dozens of cats in the home survived.
Thursday - 05/30/2013, 09:09am EDT
For instance, if you spend Memorial Day weekend getting too much sun, apple cider vinegar can ease the sting of a sunburn.
Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 01:04pm EDT
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial kickoff to the summer season, with visions of summer camps dancing in the heads of both parents and
Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 02:45pm EDT