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Mollenbeck was clearly not cut out to be a physician.
Around age 5, he got a toy doctor's kit, complete with a stethoscope. But instead of
using it as any normal child might, he used the stethoscope as a microphone and
headphones to announce things around the house. So it began.
While still in high school in small-town Iowa, he started working part time at the
local radio station (KLMJ). By the time he graduated from Biola University in
Southern California, he had worked or interned on both coasts, including WHO in Des
Moines, KOGO in San Diego and WTOP/WFED in Washington.
After three and a half years reporting for KNX in Los Angeles, Mollenbeck returned
to WTOP in May of 2010.
He loves travel, Spanish and neckties.
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Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 03:45pm EDT
The harrowing acts of service members more than a half-century ago have been immortalized on forever stamps that will take their legacy around the nation.
Saturday - 07/26/2014, 07:53am EDT
A sickening attack is also a teaching moment for parents about social media use, according to Laurie Nathan of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Friday - 07/25/2014, 11:41am EDT
In little more than a week, six infants died in the District, a sudden spike that has prompted the Department of Health to begin an aggressive community intervention campaign.
Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 08:33pm EDT
It's a tale of second chances. Once home to drug users and vagrants, an abandoned home in Anacostia has been renovated and is ready to welcome new, full-time residents.
Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 04:26pm EDT
No place in North America has attempted what Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant is about to launch -- using what you flush.
Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 05:54am EDT
A street fight for statehood may go right to the White House.
Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 06:39am EDT
The Maryland State Highway Administration has announced a series of safety enhancements for a troubled section of Route 1 in College Park.
Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 06:32am EDT
The battle over the District's law to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana has a new front, with the proposal of a local campaign that may ebb criticism from some House Republicans.
Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 01:50pm EDT
The condition of the District's roads and the responsiveness to complaints about needed patchwork will be the subject of a council hearing Tuesday.
Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 04:48am EDT
Officials say they're looking at the weather and taking a wait-and-see approach.
Thursday - 07/03/2014, 06:55am EDT
A WTOP poll took the pulse of the area after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled the 'Skins trademark registration.
Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 05:35am EDT
An investigation into a former teacher at The Potomac School in McLean found that various school officials learned of the sexual misconduct and that he victimized numerous students over several decades.
Monday - 06/30/2014, 04:29pm EDT
The downward dog is set to get more pricey, unless a last-minute alternative gains some traction in D.C.
Monday - 06/23/2014, 07:13am EDT
The canceling of the Redskins trademark this week could — once appeals have been exhausted — open the door for vendors to peddle knock-off merchandise.
Saturday - 06/21/2014, 07:32pm EDT
The plan to bury the District's most vulnerable power lines took an important step forward this week.
Thursday - 06/19/2014, 07:35am EDT
A project set to begin in August will transform a heavily-used, unsightly section of turf into patch worthy of a golf course -- and lots of events and rallies. The upgrades, however, usher in new restrictions on events and the footprints they leave behind.
Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 04:39am EDT
After more than 25 years, a short stretch of New Hampshire Avenue will change from one-way to a two-way traffic pattern, which may result in both long-term convenience and short-term confusion.
Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 04:33am EDT
The contractor responsible for building the Silver Line is making progress on a final punch list and Metro could announce an opening date as soon as next week.
Monday - 06/16/2014, 02:17pm EDT
Junior Montero was killed when he tried to repossesses a truck.
Friday - 06/13/2014, 05:27am EDT