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

Slowing Down Sotomayor

Republicans were a no show at this morning's Senate Judiciary Committee, except for the ranking Republican Jeff Sessions of Alabama. The discussion of Judge Sonia Sotomayor has been postponed a week.

Southern California engineers built Apollo spacecraft

Before that “giant leap for mankind” 40 years ago today, a hundred-thousand small steps guided American astronauts toward the moon. Many of those steps originated in the Southland. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde has this story about how the Apollo 11 command module got to the Smithsonian Institution via the moon... and Downey, California.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Finally made it out to a Nats game.

Senator Feinstein asks Sotomayor about being a role model

Senators on the Judicary Committee completed their questioning of federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor Thursday. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says California’s Dianne Feinstein, one of two women on the panel, asked the Supreme Court nominee about being a role model.

California’s newest congresswoman tackles health care

Two days after she won a special election, Judy Chu of Monterey Park today became the newest member of Congress. Chu succeeds Hilda Solis, who left the House to become labor secretary. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says Congresswoman Chu has a few things to learn about Capitol Hill.

His Honor Da Mayor

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has just begun testifying on behalf of Sonia Sotomayor.

New Southland congresswoman sworn in

The San Gabriel Valley has a new representative in Washington.

Last of the Questions from Senators

Senators are finishing up their last 20 minutes of questioning Sonia Sotomayor this morning. Up next is a long list of witnesses, including a firefighter who sued for reverse discrimination, a former Yankee and Mets pitcher, and the Mayor of New York.

Witness List for Sotomayor Hearings

Just got the list of witnesses for tomorrow's Senate Judiciary Hearing on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the US Supreme Court. The list includes the Mayor of New York, the former director of the FBI, and a former Mets and Yankees pitcher.

Are You Intimidated by Fire Fighters?

There are special guests in the front rows at today's Senate Judicary Committee hearing. Just behind Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's left shoulder is a sea of dark navy blue uniforms.

Senator’s mom admires Dianne Feinstein

Federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor’s biggest booster isn’t a Democratic senator. It’s the woman who sits behind her during the confirmation hearing for the U.S. Supreme Court: her mother. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says that another mom is a big fan of California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Former California state treasurer Angelides gets DC job

California’s former treasurer, Phil Angelides, has a new job in Washington, D.C. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says he’s charged with finding out what created last year’s collapse of the financial markets.

The Big Chill

The air conditioner has been working overtime in this Senate Judiciary Hearing room. One thermostat read 58 degrees this morning. Judy Woodruff's teeth are chattering on camera. The frigid air has even shown up in stories about the hearings in the "Washington Post.

Republican congressman fires back over $1 trillion health care plan

On Tuesday, House Democrats unveiled a $1 trillion plan to reform America’s health care system, paid for mostly by a tax on the wealthiest Americans. Today, a California Republican congressman fired back. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Choreography

You've heard of choreographed press conferences. Here's an example.