It came as no surprise to anyone in her family that Reada ended up on the radio. After all, she was the kid whose favorite toy was a hand held tape recorder. She would spend hours upon hours in her room pretending she had her own radio station (which was named WGUM), making up stories, singing and other general silliness.
Many years later, Reada is no longer pretending. She has been in the business since high school when she got her first internship at a top 40 station in Washington, D.C. Since then, she’s held a variety of positions — promotions assistant, producer, dj, public affairs and traffic reporter to name a few.
She was a traffic reporter for the D.C./Baltimore area for seven years, nationwide on satellite radio for five years and has spent the last couple of years on the air in Baltimore.
Born and raised in Silver Spring, Reada says, “I was a Cresthaven Dragon, a Francis Scott Key Raider, a Springbrook Blue Devil and a Towson Tiger. I’m excited to be back reporting traffic in a city I love. D.C. traffic can be frustrating and it is my job to help you get where you’re going as quickly as possible and hopefully with much less stress. However, I can’t do my job without you. Your calls to the WTOP
traffic center are a vital part of what we do here and I appreciate each and every one of them.”
You can reach Reada on the WTOP Traffic hotline at 202-895-5048 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.