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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
You can email Kristi at
firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @kingWTOP.
A violent outburst involving children and staffers at a Fairfax
County preschool ended with an employee in handcuffs.
Thursday - 08/28/2014, 08:02am EDT
Washington Redskins' wide receiver Pierre Garcon has big hands and a big
heart. He's helping raise money for a local teenager whose family needs a special
van to accommodate his wheelchair.
Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 11:14am EDT
Summertime fun that includes sun, sand, water and remote locations can create challenges for cellphones. But, cellphone emergencies don't have to become permanent disasters if handled quickly and correctly.
Thursday - 08/21/2014, 09:10am EDT
Consignment shops, swap meets and re-sale websites can help cut
back-to-school shopping costs as many students start a new school year.
Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 11:20am EDT
Tuesday's special election will be the last time Northern Virginia voters go to the polls before new photo ID requirements kick in.
Monday - 08/18/2014, 12:19pm EDT
It's in 25 states and five Canadian provinces.
Saturday - 08/16/2014, 06:25pm EDT
Some parents joke that raising kids would be easier if children came instruction manuals.
Friday - 08/15/2014, 04:01pm EDT
School starts in less than two weeks in Montgomery and Prince
George's counties and D.C., and when school bells begin ringing Aug. 25, some
children will need proof they've complied with new school immunization
Thursday - 08/14/2014, 10:35am EDT
One official hopes that doesn't create a false sense of security.
Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 02:54pm EDT
WTOP's Kristi King takes an inside look at slugging -- commuting via an organized hitchhiking system.
Saturday - 08/09/2014, 07:46am EDT
In Northern Virginia the total cost of a speeding ticket can average more than $350 when adding three years of paying higher insurance premiums.
Wednesday - 08/06/2014, 10:34am EDT
The idea and the message behind National Night Out is crime prevention.
Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 12:12pm EDT
Will Giant Panda Cub Bao Bao be roughed up by the nation's T. rex? Will Wonder Woman lasso Wile E. Coyote?
Thursday - 07/31/2014, 03:06pm EDT
The cost of groceries can take a bite out of shoppers' budgets, but Consumer Reports has some tips to combat rising food prices and other costs at stores.
Thursday - 07/31/2014, 07:30am EDT
There's more available parking around Metro's new Silver Line stations than riders might think.
Friday - 07/25/2014, 12:54pm EDT
An Interstate 395 lane striping fiasco that caused major delays
for commuters Wednesday has been resolved.
Thursday - 07/24/2014, 07:35am EDT
Programmable thermostats are getting easier to use and syncing them with smartphones is revolutionizing the concept of climate control. Consumer Reports lists the best thermostats to buy.
Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 08:18am EDT
Hang in there, drivers! A road project that's been underway
nearly three years is closer to being done on Route 50 in Fairfax and Loudoun
Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 11:21am EDT
Kristi King, WTOP
Monday - 07/21/2014, 11:53am EDT
Consequences for hit-and-run wrecks when a bicyclist is hurt vary widely locally.
Friday - 07/18/2014, 04:56pm EDT