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

Congressman protests 'major humanitarian crisis'

Iraqi attacks on an Iranian opposition group operating near Baghdad have a powerful member of Congress up in arms. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Cover Your Mouth

It wasn't the most assuring of hearings.

LA theater company tours country telling veterans' stories

When veterans come home from Iran or Afghanistan, the adjustment to civilian life can be difficult. A Los Angeles theater company is touring the country to tell the stories of returning vets to an unusual audience: the directors of human resources. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with a performance at the DC VA Hospital.

House holds flu hearing with top California health official

Congress is worried about a swine flu outbreak among Senate pages. Five are showing flu-like symptoms that could be the H1N1 virus. But California’s top public health official told a House hearing today he’s concerned about potential flu victims in the Golden State. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Capitol Hill lawmakers get update on swine flu

One day after Senate pages were quarantined with flu-like symptoms, members of the House Homeland Security Committee got an update on the federal response to the H1N1 virus – better known as "swine flu."

Senate pages may have swine flu

This afternoon, the House of Representatives gets an update on the spread of H1N1 or “swine flu.” But over on the Senate side, the news is a little closer to home. Nearly half a dozen Senate pages have been quarantined. It’s suspected they have the virus. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Senate Judiciary Committee approves Sotomayor nomination

Every Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, plus one Republican, today approved Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. But knowing the outcome ahead of time didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of one Californian in the audience. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

The Secret Door

Every day, the Senate Press Gallery kindly sends out a list of hearings and press events. But there's one that's off limits to those of us without security clearances: the Senate Intelligence Committee.

No surprise: Feinstein votes to confirm Sotomayor

It was no surprise. California’s senior Senator, Democrat Dianne Feinstein, voted today to support Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Votes underway to appoint Sotomayor to Supreme Court

KPCC's Washington correspondent, Kitty Felde, joins Steve Julian as Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor awaits the final votes from the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Congresswoman Judy Chu joins health care debate

It’s been a busy week for Judy Chu. The newest member of Congress landed smack in the middle of the health care debate on Capitol Hill. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with Chu just off the floor of the House of Representatives.

Congressmen pressure FAA for Burbank airport curfew

Residents near Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport may sleep a bit more soundly soon. Two Congressmen are putting pressure on the Federal Aviation Administration to grant the airport a long-requested mandatory curfew on night time flights. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Belatedly Lakers

You have to forgive the members of California's Congressional delegation. "The Washington Post" doesn't print the scores of west coast baseball games. Last night's Dodger blowout didn't even start until after 10 PM local time.

Healthy Families program hit by state's budget mess

A day after President Obama made a TV pitch for a health care bill, Democrats on Capitol Hill scrambled to reinforce the message. One California Congresswoman cites Sacramento budget woes as another reason to pass the measure. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

House Dems try to keep up health care momentum

There was a “time out” on Capitol Hill today as the Energy and Commerce Committee postponed debate over the health care bill. Instead, Committee Chairman Henry Waxman of Los Angeles attended a strategy session at the White House. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports House Democrats tried to keep up the momentum for a health care bill by bringing out medical professionals serving in Congress.