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

White House meets with Congress on immigration

President Obama sat down with members of Congress from both parties today to talk about immigration reform. The president said he’d like to sign a bill by early next year.

California Republicans not invited to White House immigration meeting

President Obama welcomes a handful of lawmakers to the White House tomorrow to sketch out the framework for an immigration reform bill. But KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports some top California Republicans weren’t invited.

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez not running for governor

With Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa deciding not to run for governor next year, there’s been speculation that a prominent Latina politician might jump into the race. But KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports a Democrat who fits that bill says she’s fine where she is.

House committees look at how to pay for health care

Everyone in Washington is talking about health care reform. Two House committees today began turning the talk into legislation. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports they began by searching for creative ways to make the numbers work.

Another Crash, Not Our Own

It was a subway car, not a Metrolink train. But it was eerily familiar.

House health care debate features Californians

Two House committees begin debate on health care reform tomorrow. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says Californians chair both committees.

Everybody Wants to be a Californian

What do homesick Californians do in Washington, DC when they need a fix of the Golden State? Seek out other Californians.

Santa Clarita congressman becomes top Republican on Armed Services Committee

Buck McKeon’s got a new job. The congressman still represents Santa Clarita. But now he’s the top Republican on the powerful Armed Services Committee. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde finds out why he swapped education for armor.

California closer to more federal funding for undocumented immigrant felons

California is a step closer to getting reimbursed for the cost of jailing illegal felons. Tens of millions of dollars are at stake for L.A. County alone. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Lakewood congresswoman says no fed role in California bailout

California’s congressional Republicans say Washington shouldn’t save the state government from its financial mess. Now a Southern California Democrat is telling Sacramento “Clean up your own mess.” KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Put Me In, Coach!

It was a great night at Nationals' Park. The hometeam scored 15 runs. Unfortunately, the home team Wednesday night wasn't the Nationals.

Congress plays annual baseball game

Democrats may have a majority in Congress, but they’re the underdogs when it comes to the annual Congressional Baseball Game. They’ve lost the last eight years in a row. And this year, they’re playing without their hard-hitting designated hitter – she just had a baby. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde takes us out to the ball game.

Congressman sees opportunity in California fiscal crisis

California’s budget crisis might actually be good for... California. That’s the opinion of one fiscal conservative on Capitol Hill. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

IRS proposes cell phone tax

Some say dealing with a cell phone is taxing enough. The Internal Revenue Service begs to differ. This week, the IRS floated a proposal to tax you for using your company cell phone. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde calls this one in.

Bus activists want more transportation dollars

Congress will consider a new transportation bill this summer. The cost could run as high as $500 billion. Activists from Southern California want a larger portion of those dollars spent on better bus service. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.