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 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.

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.