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

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.

Early Morning on the Hill

Walked in the front door of the Hart Office Building with Senator Barbara Boxer...and then watched her wield a fistful of keys to open her own front door. A group of constituents were out front, waiting for the office to open at 9.

LA County sheriff testifies on Capitol Hill

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is back in Washington, D.C. this week, testifying on Capitol Hill. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Who's the Bully?

South Carolina's Lindsey Graham went on the attack, quoting others' critiques of Sonia Sotomayor. "She can be a bit of a bully … in terms of temperament."

Bad Baseball

Judge Sotomayor made no friends in Washington. Not only is she a Yankee fan, she couldn't even get the hometown baseball team's name right.

Wise Latina

Senator Jon Kyl, the Republican Whip from Arizona, tackled the "wise Latina" quote head-on, asking whether the Judge had ever seen a wise Latina make a better judicial decision.

Senator Feinstein not as calm as Sotomayor

Federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor spent the day calmly answering questions from senators on the Judiciary Committee who are considering her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports that the judge in the spotlight was much calmer than the senior senator from California.

Bets on Health Care

It's likely a bad sign for Democrats.

First Protester of the Day

Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa was discussing property rights with Judge Sotomayor when the day's first protester demanded to be heard.

California mother and son visit Sotomayor hearings

There’s lots to see in Washington, D.C.: the monuments, the White House, and this week, the Senate Judiciary hearings to consider Judge Sonia Sotomayor as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with a mother and son who added the hearings to their trip agenda.