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

California college student inspired by Sotomayor

A California college student traveled to Washington looking for a role model. She found one at today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

American Dream

Judge Sonia Sotomayor concluded her opening remarks talking about all the letters of support she received from around the country. Many of those letters mentioned the American Dream.

Second Interruption

The Capitol Police just removed a second anti-abortion protestor. This one was a young man with long blonde hair pulled back in a ponytail wearing an orange polo shirt. He shouted "abortion is murder" several times.

Protester interrupts Feinstein at Judiciary hearing

An anti-abortion protestor interrupted U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California at this morning’s confirmation hearing for Sonia Sotomayor as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.


In the middle of Senator Dianne Feinstein's opening statement, a bearded man in a dark suit and bright tie jumped up in the back of the room, about ten feet away from my seat, and started screaming "what about the unborn? Stop the genocide of unborn Latinos.

Sotomayor Senate confirmation hearing underway

Sonia Sotomayor’s Senate confirmation hearing is about to get underway. Steve Julian spoke with KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde a few minutes ago – first, about the atmosphere outside the hearing room…

Atmosphere in the Room

The Senate Judiciary Hearing room was remodeled a couple of years ago. It's enormous, bigger than any federal courtroom you can imagine. There's a huge marble wall two stories high that serves as a backdrop to the Senators.

Jeff Sessions

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Inside the Sotomayor Hearings

Keep your eye on the blog for up to the minute updates on the Sotomayor hearings from inside Hart 216.

Senator Boxer praises Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor

Federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor delivers her opening statement to the U.S. Senate Judicary Committee later today. Members are considering Sotomayor's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Boys Town

California Senator Barbara Boxer joined two of her female colleagues at a press conference last week. They came to praise Sonia Sotomayor. And to talk about the importance of having a woman - THIS woman - on the bench at the US Supreme Court.

SEC warns buyers, sellers of California IOUs

Attention Craigslist entrepreneurs: if you’re dabbling in California’s IOU market, the feds may be after you. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Southern California young Muslims visit DC

A group of young Muslims from Southern California is visiting the nation’s capital. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with one them who’s cast her sights on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Young Southland Muslims visit DC

More than a dozen young Muslims, most of them from Southern California, paid a visit to Capitol Hill today. They’re in the nation’s capital for a week-long trip sponsored by the Muslim Public Affairs Council.

Judiciary Committee includes more women than ever before

Confirmation hearings begin Monday for federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor, the president’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. The committee that asks the questions will include the Senate’s newest member, Al Franken. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says it also includes more women than ever before.