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

Waxman says health care reform won't be "radical"

Congress returns to work tomorrow to tackle the job of improving America’s health care. Congressman Henry Waxman of Los Angeles told KPCC’s “Airtalk” that the Democrats’ proposal on the table offers choices for all.

Happy Birthday USA

The town is empty.

Getting ready for the 4th in DC

Washington DC has had more than two centuries of practice celebrating the nation’s birthday. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde checks in from the National Mall for an update on this year’s celebration.

Update on Congressman Waxman

Congressman Henry Waxman is out of the hospital today [THU]. The 18-term House member was admitted to Cedars-Sinai after fainting in his office on Tuesday. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports the Congressman could consider his hospital stay “research.”

Waxman in hospital

A veteran California Congressman is in the hospital. Democrat Henry Waxman was admitted to Cedars-Sinai after he fainted in his LA office. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Lessons From OJ Trial

Fifteen years ago this month, OJ Simpson stood in a Los Angeles courtroom and told a judge he was “absolutely, 100 percent, not guilty” of murder. The plea was aired on live TV – and so was the criminal trial that began six months later. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde covered the OJ Simpson murder trial. She says there’s a new book about the way the case changed the relationship between judges and reporters. It’s by a woman who knew both better than anyone.

Anniversary of Yosemite being set aside as parkland celebrated

A lot of Californians are heading to Yosemite for the Fourth of July weekend. It was 145 years ago today that the scenic valley became the first parkland set aside by the federal government. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Mad Dogs, Englishmen, and a Few Washington Politicians

There are several locations where Senators and House Members meet with reporters. In front of the Will Rogers statue, out on the terrace in back of the Cannon House Office Building, and once and a while inside the TV studios on the House and Senate sides of the Capitol.

California congressmen want Iranian militant group taken off terrorist watch list

A pair of California Congressmen – one Democrat, one Republican – urged the U.S. to “get out of the way” of an ex-patriate group of Iranian militants. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says the group is on a U.S. terrorist watch list.

Another California congresswoman moves to Obama Administration

A California congresswoman is leaving is leaving Capitol Hill for the State Department. Democrat Ellen Tauscher won confirmation today from a Senate panel to be undersecretary of state for arms control. KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Inside the Gates at the White House

It was my first White House stakeout. That means you submit a request to the press office and stand around outside the guard's gate, hoping your name shows up on the list. Which it doesn't, but eventually it does and you pass through the security kiosk and YOU'RE THERE!

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.