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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 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
Sleep deprivation can increase stress and make people overly emotional and less focused. But the best way to stay ahead of sleep deficits may be to take short naps.
Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 07:53am EDT
In the first study of its kind, researchers at Georgia Tech University came up with tactics that can bump up your Twitter popularity.
Monday - 05/13/2013, 09:42am EDT
Different hospitals in different places can charge very different prices for the same procedure.
Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 07:11am EDT
While most parents consider children precious cargo, their driving habits don't always reflect that.
Monday - 05/06/2013, 07:32am EDT
Thursday - 05/02/2013, 02:40pm EDT
Authorities are searching for suspects they say beat a man and held his girlfriend and child at gunpoint during a home invasion Wednesday morning in Charles County, Md.
Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 10:04am EDT
People have a right to get what they pay for. If a product breaks down or a service isn't provided as planned there are right and wrong ways to ask for satisfaction.
Monday - 04/22/2013, 07:33am EDT
A springtime pollen explosion is under way. Allergy season has arrived.
Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 08:02am EDT
Find out the surprisingly low amount of sugar that
it takes to set off the natural aging process.
Thursday - 03/28/2013, 11:04am EDT
The public opening of "Elephant Trails" at the Smithsonian's National Zoo Saturday marks a major expansion for the Asian elephant exhibit.
Thursday - 03/21/2013, 03:27pm EDT
This year the NCAA tournament includes no Virginia
schools with profitable basketball programs
Thursday - 03/21/2013, 10:06am EDT
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is offering
discounts at area businesses, including Macys,
Subway and Georgetown Cupcakes.
Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 11:03am EDT
Virginia taxpayers aren't receiving tax refund checks in the mail this year. That's because the state eliminated the paper form of payment opting for direct deposit or sending taxpayers a debit card instead.
Thursday - 03/14/2013, 04:55pm EDT
WTOP's Kristi King reports.
Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 10:14am EDT
Metropolitan police are now reporting that 13
people were injured as a result of the drive-by
shooting early Monday morning.
Monday - 03/11/2013, 04:29pm EDT
For those interested in an inside perspective on
the festival, opportunities are available at
myriad events all over the city.
Friday - 03/08/2013, 02:28pm EST
Information marketing firms collect on purchases
is being sold to health insurance companies and
Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 07:59am EST