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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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Thursday - 06/20/2013, 08:38am EDT
Prince George's County children packed into the Rollingham-Chillum Splash Pool Tuesday to take part in a world-wide swim lesson.
Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 10:11am EDT
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Monday - 06/17/2013, 05:30am EDT
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Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 05:42pm EDT
Researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services say a 15-minute walk, three times a day after meals, helps seniors keep their blood sugar levels in-check and cuts their risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 04:31am EDT
Many shoppers are familiar with Amazon.com for buying books, gifts and household items. But now the largest online retailer is expanding into groceries.
Saturday - 06/08/2013, 11:34am EDT
Mix some lemons, sugar and water - that's a key recipe in the fight against childhood cancer.
Friday - 06/07/2013, 04:38am EDT
Johns Hopkins University is offering a health care safety course free online.
Monday - 06/03/2013, 06:30am EDT
It's a delicious way to spend a summer afternoon: Relaxing by a
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turn into a nasty, itchy rash.
Friday - 05/31/2013, 11:31am EDT
Tired? We could hear you yawn all the way from here.
Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 07:36am EDT
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Monday - 05/27/2013, 05:09am EDT
Dr. Ivan Ducic is pioneering what some consider a radical idea to treat post-concussion
headaches caused by nerve damage. His approach is a new twist on an existing
procedure used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome.
Monday - 05/20/2013, 09:26am EDT
At this time of year, a whole new crop of college graduates will be created.
Sunday - 05/19/2013, 03:30pm EDT
Got a problem with a medical device, drug, or vaccine? Now,
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Friday - 05/17/2013, 09:06am EDT
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Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 11:51am EDT
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Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 04:00pm EDT
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Monday - 05/13/2013, 07:21am EDT
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Friday - 05/10/2013, 02:23pm EDT
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Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 10:53am EDT
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Friday - 05/03/2013, 03:10pm EDT