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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.
You can email Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org
To accommodate a crowd projected to reach the hundreds of thousands, Metro has shuffled its schedule and planned for a one-day closure of Blue Line service.
Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 04:52am EDT
A dog mauled a dog sitter on Thursday in a small home
with 11 total dogs. By the end, the victim had severe injuries all over her
body, and the attacking pet lay dead from a police gunshot.
Friday - 10/17/2014, 03:49am EDT
The region's largest international gateway on Thursday will begin
screening selected arriving passengers for signs of the Ebola virus.
Thursday - 10/16/2014, 04:29pm EDT
As the millennial generation ages, they are unlikely to change their transportation habits much and politicians should take note and begin planning for a major shift in how America gets around, according to a new study of millennial driving trends.
Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 03:35pm EDT
The D.C. region is the priciest place to live in the country, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says.
Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 05:19am EDT
WTOP's Andrew Mollenbeck looks back on how he became a Dodger fan as his Boys in Blue enter the 2014 Major League Baseball playoffs.
Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 12:28pm EDT
A heated row over the Redskins mascot has resulted in
suspensions, free press arguments and a battle of pride and propriety.
Friday - 09/26/2014, 05:01am EDT
Combine traditional soccer with the jarring collisions
of bumper cars and the result is a new sport called bubble soccer.
Thursday - 09/25/2014, 03:19am EDT
Just a week removed from a regional row over encrypted radio channels, fire chiefs from across the region met to smooth out concerns and make plans for mutual responses.
Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:18pm EDT
One year after the Navy Yard shooting rampage—ending in 12 dead and four injured—those most closely touched by the massacre reflect on the victims and their own journeys through the darkest days. For one family, the difficult times finally took a turn in the form of a rescued dog that had been through some traumatic experiences of its own.
Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 07:08am EDT
When the Blue Angels are doing their diamond rolls and delta break-outs, they can't afford distractions.
Friday - 09/12/2014, 03:10pm EDT
The response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 exposed communications limitations and vulnerabilities. Agencies had trouble speaking to each other. Regional leaders would later demand improvements and interoperability.
Thursday - 09/11/2014, 07:03am EDT
Some big names are on board to pitch the Capital region as host for the Summer 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Thursday - 09/04/2014, 07:22am EDT
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have crossed the southern U.S. border; many have ended up in Virginia.
Tuesday - 09/02/2014, 08:50pm EDT
Any long-suffering golfer can relate to the urge to violently fling a club.
Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 07:01am EDT
The end of summer vacation may be just the time to shop for -- well, a vacation.
Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 04:49am EDT
While mourners gathered for Michael Brown's funeral, school teachers 800 miles to the east prepared for the first day of class and, almost certainly, conversations about the shooting death of the unarmed black teenager.
Monday - 08/25/2014, 03:26pm EDT
Power players come and go in this town, but few ascend so quickly — and convincingly — as a little panda cub already known the world over.
Saturday - 08/23/2014, 01:44pm EDT
The District has asked for more time to sort out its gun laws and consider an
appeal following a judge's overturning of the handgun ban in public.
Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 07:10pm EDT
The owner of one of the cars parked in a flooded lot at BWI arrived at the airport to find her vehicle moved, water in beverage cups and engines that wouldn't turn over after record rainfall deluged the area.
Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 05:15pm EDT