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Kristi King joined WTOP in 1990 as a traffic reporter. She spent her days driving
around D.C. while providing live traffic reports six times an hour.
Although this was exciting, Kristi was eager to move into the newsroom. She caught
her big break at the start of the first Gulf War, after just five months of traffic
Prior to Kristi's move to Washington, she worked as a news and traffic reporter for
WOKV in Jacksonville, Florida.
Kristi enjoys volunteerism and can often be seen reporting live from WTOP community
events. She has also been a volunteer reader with The Metropolitan Washington Ear
since Nov. 1997, helping serve the blind, visually impaired, and physically disabled
people who cannot effectively read print.
Kristi is now considered a WTOP veteran having over 20 years of experience in the
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A family is safe but fire destroyed their Waldorf, Md. home Monday morning.
Thursday - 04/17/2014, 11:27am EDT
When the I-95 Express Lanes open in Northern Virginia in early 2015, every vehicle
using the HOV lanes 24 hours a day, seven days a week will need an E-ZPass or E-Z pass
Flex to use them lawfully.
Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 12:27pm EDT
Will lettuce be considered a luxury if prices jump thirty four percent?
Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 07:54am EDT
Barbecue grills are dangerous if not handled properly.
Monday - 04/14/2014, 12:20pm EDT
WTOP's Chris Cichon will be among the singles participating in an exclusive casting call for the hit ABC show "The Bachelor."
Sunday - 04/13/2014, 09:42am EDT
Five children, representing each branch of the military, were honored in D.C. Thursday for their efforts to support the children of service members.
Friday - 04/11/2014, 03:06pm EDT
Dog fighting is illegal because it's considered cruel. Now Virginia is banning another animal to animal competition some find inappropriate.
Thursday - 04/10/2014, 01:41pm EDT
White and pink flowers dot the sky around the Tidal Basin as
D.C.'s cherry blossom trees approach full bloom.
Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 10:46am EDT
Mover over, Thanksgiving turkey -- elk meat is the real master
when it comes to delivering sleep-inducing doses of tryptophan. See which other foods and drinks can help you sleep.
Thursday - 04/03/2014, 06:37am EDT
The search for a missing D.C. girl resumed Monday morning, after a foot search for Relisha Rudd, 8, had to be suspended because of Sunday's rains.
Monday - 03/31/2014, 09:21am EDT
Police returned to a D.C. park Friday morning to continue the search for Relisha Rudd who has been missing for weeks.
Saturday - 03/29/2014, 10:03am EDT
Throughout the National Cherry Blossom Festival visitors are urged to avoid driving because of a lack of public parking, street closures, congestion and the risk of those ubiquitous pink parking tickets.
Saturday - 03/29/2014, 05:28am EDT
D.C.'s famed cherry blossom trees are stronger than spring time snow and cold snaps.
Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:29am EDT
Saturday - 03/15/2014, 03:28am EDT
The National Cathedral will soon become a construction zone as work begins to repair the damage done by a 2011 earthquake.
Wednesday - 03/12/2014, 09:08am EDT
A million dollar gift isn't pocket change -- that's how much a
foundation funded by the developer of National Harbor is donating to benefit
Prince George's County Schools and the local Teach for America efforts.
Monday - 03/10/2014, 12:15pm EDT
Protesters outside the Washington National Cathedral
Friday morning expressed their dissatisfaction with the Dalai Lama, who was speaking at the church.
Friday - 03/07/2014, 05:01pm EST
Cheese pizza, ice cream, hot dogs and hamburgers -- some of the foods most teenagers love to eat, might be changing their brains and affect learning and memory into adulthood.
Thursday - 02/27/2014, 11:54am EST
The penalty for driving drunk with a child in the car differs in
Maryland depending on an offender's Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC), but one delegate is working to reduce the
number of drunk driving accidents with children in the car.
Thursday - 02/27/2014, 09:51am EST
Saving money sometimes can be as easy as asking for a better deal. Check out some tips from Marketwatch.com about how to negotiate a better bargain on your cable bill.
Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 07:13am EST