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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
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Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 09:06am EDT
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Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 08:28am EDT
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Saturday - 04/20/2013, 09:01am EDT
When is a video game considered more than entertainment? When it's part of a revolutionary way to treat chronic pain in children.
Friday - 04/19/2013, 08:21am EDT
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Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 08:37am EDT
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qualifying time for what is considered the Holy Grail of American marathons.
Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 09:08am EDT
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Monday - 04/15/2013, 01:32pm EDT
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Friday - 04/12/2013, 08:15am EDT
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Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 03:53pm EDT
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Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 07:29am EDT
Supporters are calling a new Virginia law a first
step in tackling the growing problem of eating
Monday - 04/01/2013, 04:41am EDT
Some 16 million Americans have rosacea, a common
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Tuesday - 03/26/2013, 04:43am EDT
The D.C. region has the highest colon cancer
fatality rate in the country. But an uptick in
colorectal screenings has area doctors hoping
that statistic could soon change.
Monday - 03/18/2013, 05:26am EDT
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Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 12:34pm EDT
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and breakfast drinks on the market, companies
are getting creative in catering to Americans'
caffeine cravings. But consumer advocates say
food industry should be doing more to regulate
and label products with a kick.
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Sunday - 03/10/2013, 04:37pm EDT
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for students and their parents.
Monday - 03/04/2013, 06:57am EST
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There is new evidence that lowering the drinking
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among the young.
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