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For Paula Wolfson, broadcasting has always been a family affair.
She began her on-air career at the ripe old age of 3 at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. Her
dad had a popular children's show, and one day Paula walked on the set without
warning and began to adlib a commercial.
Since then, her work in radio and television has taken her to the White House,
Capitol Hill and around the world.
She covered the Bush (both 41 and 43) and early Obama administrations for the Voice
of America, reporting on foreign policy and politics for VOA's international
audience. Paula also became one of the first VOA correspondents to venture into
television, and launched VOA's first political video blog during the 2008
After years on the road, she opted for a big career change in 2010. She joined
WTOP, eventually settling into a new beat focusing on health and fitness. Her
assignments have included a month long series on women's heart health, coverage of
the International AIDs conference, and a blog chronicling her adventures (and
misadventures) as she trained for her first marathon.
You can email Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ebola has hit home in the Washington area with the arrival at the NIH Clinical Center of the first American to get the disease in the U.S.
Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:32am EDT
The first person to contract Ebola in the U.S. is headed to the Washington D.C. area.
Thursday - 10/16/2014, 10:57pm EDT
Eric Betzig is the D.C. area's newest Nobel prize winner.
Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 05:28am EDT
Researchers at the University of California, Davis say a lack of iron during pregnancy may lead to having an autistic child.
Monday - 10/13/2014, 11:22am EDT
Gay men have been banned from donating blood by the FDA since 1983, but their contributions could save up to 1.8 million lives.
Monday - 10/06/2014, 04:59am EDT
WTOP anchor and reporter Lori Lundin opens up about cancer diagnosis.
Saturday - 10/04/2014, 04:42am EDT
All those postings about sore throats, kids with tummy aches, and parents with runny noses can provide vital clues to public health.
Friday - 10/03/2014, 10:59am EDT
One of Washington's strengths is that the area is more than
just the nation's Capital. We are also an international city -- connected by
air and ancestry to people around the world.
And that is why hospitals in the D.C. region are stepping up their game when
it comes to Ebola.
Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:23pm EDT
The University of Illinois followed the movements of 221 children.
Monday - 09/29/2014, 04:52am EDT
There's vital information into how the disease attacks
the body, opening the door to earlier detection and better treatment.
Sunday - 09/28/2014, 01:02pm EDT
Could liquid nicotine be a gateway drug?
Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 07:32am EDT
The Lady Docs Corner Cafe is a group of local women in medicine who have decided it is not enough to just talk the talk to their patients about fitness and eating right.
Monday - 09/22/2014, 07:32am EDT
Brushing just isn't enough, experts say.
Friday - 09/19/2014, 05:06am EDT
A new poll shows that Alzheimer's is the disease Americans
fear most, even those in their 20's and 30's.
Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:58am EDT
Put another notch in that belt -- America's national
waistline is continuing to expand.
Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 05:37pm EDT
In 2000, Harold Mintz gave the ultimate gift: He became the
first person in the Washington area to donate a kidney to a stranger. Now, his
generous act is being studied by researchers, eager to shed light on
his compassionate behavior.
Monday - 09/15/2014, 03:17pm EDT
Many of the grants, between $200,000 and $300,000, allows the clinics to hire staff.
Sunday - 09/14/2014, 04:22pm EDT
A big green bus delivers food and assistance to residents in D.C.'s "food desert" communities.
Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 08:58am EDT
Salt addiction is becoming a problem for children.
Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 06:54am EDT
The start of the new football season is a bittersweet time for one local family. One year ago this week, 15-year-old Luke McGuire died after a four-year battle against cancer. It was a loss for all who were close to the Fairfax teen -- including some very special friends in burgundy and gold.
Monday - 09/08/2014, 04:30am EDT