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

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.

Martha Stewart update

Apparently yesterday's visit to Capitol Hill was just one of Martha Stewart's tourist stops. She also stopped by the White House to assess their holiday decorations.

Senator Barbara Boxer criticizes abortion ammendment in health care bill

The Senate is expected to vote tomorrow on an amendment to the health care bill that would tighten restrictions on federal funds for abortion. California’s junior senator Barbara Boxer is strongly opposed.

Martha Stewart on Capitol Hill

You never know who's going to show up for the health care debate. Today I spotted Martha Stewart and her entourage as they left the Capitol building.

Freshman California Congressman Garamendi talks about life in Washington

California’s newest member of Congress may be a freshman on Capitol Hill, but he’s a political veteran with more years of public service than most of his colleagues.


It's the first time it's snowed since moving to Washington. A real treat for a native southern Californian. And so beautiful!

Black and Latino students have lower graduation rates at California State Universities

A new report card shows black and Latino students at the California State University lag behind in graduation rates.

Democrats work to pass jobs bill in US House

One in eight Californians is out of work. Today President Obama’s hosting a jobs summit at the White House. Jobs are also the number one issue for California’s most powerful representative on Capitol Hill.

Salahi Town

There's something of a media frenzy here in 'been there, seen that' DC.