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

Salahi Town

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

She's Dancing!

If you were watching your mailbox for a holiday card from Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, you're out of luck.

Financial panel OKs key regulatory measure; House vote next

After sitting on it for six weeks, the House Financial Services Committee today passed a bill, 31-27, to overhaul regulation of financial institutions.

Red Lights in the Sky

President Obama's return to Washington was as solemn as his speech on Afghanistan.

California senators fight for money to reimburse hospitals for caring for the poor

Senate debate over a Democratic-backed health care bill is underway and will continue until Christmas. The measure is supposed to cover the uninsured - eventually. California’s two senators are trying to come up with extra money to help pay the hospital bills for those without insurance today.

Does your holiday card measure up?

Tomorrow's the big day! Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez unveils her holiday greeting card. And the folks who write the Washington gossip columns (the inside the beltway version of TMZ) can hardly wait.


There's a yard sign outside my husband's cousin's house. It reads: "Georgia Bulldogs.".

National Building Museum holds exhibit on parking garages

To you, a parking garage is a place to stash your car for a few hours. To the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., it could be a symbol of architectural genius – or a source for artistic inspiration. Some of Southern California’s iconic garages are part of a new exhibit at the museum.

Abel Maldonado to replace Garamendi as California lieutenant governor

Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his new lieutenant governor last night to the same person he told he was running for governor: NBC host Jay Leno.

Will Barbara Boxer's role in climate change legislation influence the mid-term election?

The Senate isn’t expected to take up the climate change bill until spring of next year – right before California’s June primary. Barbara Boxer, who co-authored the bill, is up for re-election. Will the global warming debate heat up the her Senate race? One pollster doesn’t think so.

Senate moves health care bill to the floor for debate

The Senate spent Saturday night at work, deciding whether the health care bill should be debated on the Senate floor. The vote was a squeaker: Democrats convinced all their members, plus two Independents to move the bill forward. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Curtain going up!

Attention Mr. Saturday night! Curtain's going up in half an hour.

Behind the scenes at House ethics committees

Last month, the committee that serves as the "ethics cop" for the House of Representatives launched new investigations. It's checking into several members of Congress - including Long Beach's Laura Richardson and L.A.'s Maxine Waters. The Richardson case involves a house that was in foreclosure. The Waters case involves federal bailout money and an L.A. bank. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde closes her series on ethics in Congress with a look at the secretive committee that will decide whether Richardson and Waters broke any rules.

Consequences for ethical lapses on Capitol Hill

Last month, a congressional committee voted to open ethics investigations into nearly a dozen members of the House of Representatives. Among those under scrutiny for possible ethics violations are L.A.'s Maxine Waters and Long Beach's Laura Richardson. "Unethical" is not the same as "illegal" - and the penalty isn't anything close to jail. But if you're guilty, the sentence is something no one in Congress wants to face. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde has the third part in her series on congressional ethics.

House and Senate fight over transportation funding

The U.S. House and Senate are fighting over a transportation bill that hasn’t even been introduced yet. Today, California Senator Barbara Boxer upped the ante by asking federal transportation officials to intervene on her behalf.