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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 email@example.com
The military is on duty during the government shutdown and so are
local military hospitals - but it's not business as usual.
Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 08:17am EDT
It's a big step forward for the Affordable Care Act and a lot of people have questions. The WTOP Answer Desk is here to help.
Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 04:26am EDT
A guide for health care choices.
Monday - 09/30/2013, 07:15am EDT
They sit in our homes like beloved antiques from the disco era. But there is good reason to avoid those old foam-stuffed couches.
Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 09:36am EDT
He was in the Pentagon during the Sept. 11 terror attacks and was locked-down at the Navy Yard during Monday's shooting rampage. And this Navy officer turned psychologist from Ellicott City, tells his fellow survivors to embrace life in the wake of the shootings.
Thursday - 09/19/2013, 03:48pm EDT
The American Cancer Society is embarking on long-term study in a ground-breaking field -- and if you have a few free minutes, you can help save a life.
Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 08:03am EDT
It's hard enough for adults to get a handle on what happened Monday
at the Navy Yard. For kids, it's even tougher.
Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 06:59am EDT
The superior beans, roasting, and free Wi-Fi apparently aren't the only reasons many love hanging out in coffeehouses. Research shows the ambient noise enhances creativity.
Monday - 09/16/2013, 07:20am EDT
Shedding light on a hidden crisis: Suicides in America and how you can help.
Friday - 09/13/2013, 08:17am EDT
They were strangers when Sept. 11, 2001, dawned over the Pentagon. But within hours, two lives intersected amid tragedy and chaos and a bond was forged that will never be broken.
Wednesday - 09/11/2013, 03:00pm EDT
Making homemade, fresh baby food is a simple and cost-effective alternative to store-bought products.
Monday - 09/09/2013, 08:41am EDT
Sleep experts say there is a science to figuring how and when to get a little midday shuteye, and the most useful nap depends on what the napper needs.
Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 07:25am EDT
The deaths of two music festival-goers in New York has shone a spotlight on a repackaged form of Ecstasy known as Molly.
Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 04:24pm EDT
Sam Sandler may be a miracle. A new, minimally invasive procedure was able to remove a tumor lodged deep in his brain.
Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 05:01am EDT
The Wall Street Journal says a lot of frequent travelers are getting cars with 35,000, even 50,000 miles on them.
Monday - 09/02/2013, 04:30am EDT
Unlike the big Fourth of July Concert, with its cast of celebrities and national-TV simulcast, the Labor Day weekend celebration is more of a community concert - albeit one where the community band is the National Symphony Orchestra.
Sunday - 09/01/2013, 08:33pm EDT
This college ranking isn't about the prestige; it's about which colleges deliver the best value. Only one local school made the list's top 100.
Saturday - 08/31/2013, 07:09pm EDT
For women, it is the most essential item of a wardrobe -- and a whopping 80 percent get it wrong.
Monday - 08/26/2013, 08:38am EDT
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says colds are the main reason why children miss school. In fact, 22 million school days are lost each year because of the common cold.
Monday - 08/26/2013, 04:49am EDT
It is growing in popularity in Britain and Australia. But is low-alcohol wine taking off in the D.C. area?
Friday - 08/23/2013, 05:16am EDT