Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent

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Kitty Felde is KPCC's Washington, D.C. Correspondent.

Before moving to the nation's capital, Kitty hosted KPCC's "Talk of the City" from 1997-2006.

In addition to her work in Los Angeles, Felde has reported from Africa and The Hague on AIDS and the war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and Bosnia.

When Felde puts down her microphone, she puts on her pointed shoes in ballet class. She's also an award-winning playwright. Her work has been produced at the National Theater in Washington, D.C., and at various theaters in New York and Los Angeles. If you look very closely in Woody Allen's "Radio Days," you'll spot her playing the role of Mrs. Riley.

Stories by Kitty Felde

Snowed in Senate to burn midnight oil to pass health care reform

Its a winter wonderland in Washington DC. If you are flying east to meet friends or family this holiday week, you will want to call the airline ahead of time to check for delays. As much as two feet of snow has fallen in some areas. Most of the nation's capitol is shut down because of the snow. But US Senators are working all night on health care reform. Click the tab to hear KPCC's Shirley Jahad talk with Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde about what is happening in DC.


It's the biggest snowfall in six years here in Washington. And it's beautiful!

Sen Boxer intervenes for three hikers jailed in Iran

A California mother today made a videotaped appeal to Iran’s supreme leader for the release of her daughter and two friends.

Census has been controversial since 1790

The US Census bureau is gearing up for next year’s count. The government’s been counting Americans for more than two centuries.

Two Cabinet secretaries lobby for immigration reform

House Democrats rolled out their proposal yesterday for immigration reform. Today, the White House sent two Cabinet secretaries out to make the case that it’s time to fix what they call a “broken system.”

Democrats introduce immigration reform bill

House Democrats, including many Californians, introduced a comprehensive immigration bill today. The measure will be taken up early next year.

Supreme Court to review case about text messaging

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up the case of a police officer whose personal text messages were inspected by his supervisors. The officer says that amounted to an illegal search.

Senator Barbara Boxer has a message for climate change conference in Copenhagen

Later this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to lead a Congressional delegation to Copenhagen for the climate talks. But the chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Barbara Boxer is staying behind. She delivered her Copenhagen speech from Capitol Hill.

Congress to tackle immigration in new year

The House of Representatives has already passed bills on climate change and health care and is ready for its next big challenge: immigration reform.

Immigration reform bill to be introduced next week

Congress is already working on healthcare, climate change, and financial reform. Next week, the House addresses another contentious issue: immigration.

Federal government slashes its share of cost of jailing illegal immigrants

California will pick up more of the tab for jailing illegal immigrant criminals. The trillion dollar spending bill Congress agreed to slashes federal reimbursement by nearly a fifth.

Senate health care bill could mean less coverage for Californians

As the U.S. Senate inches closer to a vote on the Democratic health care reform bill, a consumer advocate warns that the measure could lead to less coverage for Californians.

Senate health care deal does not include public option

Senate Democrats say they’ve agreed on a health care proposal. It doesn’t include a government-run public health insurance option, like the one in the bill that passed the House. A House member who backs the “public option” says he’s open to a different approach.

Congress rates lower than car salesmen in ethics poll

It's not a happy time to be a member of Congress. Senators are working weekends, the House may be in session till Christmas eve. But the American people are not impressed.

Feinstein supports billions for high speed rail

Local political leaders rallied in Los Angeles today to demand that Senator Dianne Feinstein support more money for high speed rail. Initial reports suggest the Senator's already on board.