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

I Carry a Badge

It’s National Police Week.


No, sadly not Manny Ramirez.

Local librarians lobby Congress for legislation and funding

There's a lot of whispering going on in the halls of Congress this week. More than 400 librarians from around the country are lobbying lawmakers on a range of issues. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde caught up with a trio of Southern California librarians.

UCLA launches million dollar ad campaign

It's not that unusual to see big ads in Washington, D.C. newspapers that aim to sway a Capitol Hill debate one way or another. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says today's big ad looking to influence lawmakers in the east came from Westwood.

Home Room

Republican Congressman David Dreier was shocked to learn that KPCC’s new Washington Correspondent had yet to spend an afternoon in the House Gallery, watching members cast votes. He insisted this was the day.

LA County lobbies Congress, White House

Which local government is better at lobbying Congress and landing coveted meetings at the White House? If you ask one local official, it's the second largest city in the country: Los Angeles. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Star Struck

Some say DC is full of celebrities…Barack Obama stepping out for a burger with Joe Biden, Jennifer Garner reading to little kids, “24” shooting down the street.

LA County officials lobby federal government in Washington DC

Five Los Angeles County supervisors, the district attorney, and the sheriff are all in Washington, D.C. this week to lobby for federal dollars. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports they've planned a full agenda.

Congresswoman Harman talks about interest groups, Pelosi, retirement

Democratic Congresswoman Jane Harman of El Segundo is fighting to clear her name. Unnamed sources say she was overheard on a wiretapped phone conversation agreeing to intervene in an espionage case in exchange for help landing a plum Committee chairmanship. Yesterday, Harman told KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde, "Never in my long career ever have I intervened for leniency in some act of prosecution on behalf of anybody anywhere. So that never happened." Harman continues the conversation about lobbyists, her future in politics, and her relationship with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Congresswoman Jane Harman talks about AIPAC accusations

This past weekend, one of the country's most powerful pro-Israel groups drew a packed house to a Washington, D.C. auditorium. And among those who came speak to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee was Congresswoman Jane Harman. AIPAC has a loyal friend in Harman. But that loyalty has her in hot water now. The El Segundo Democrat is accused by unnamed sources of agreeing to talk to the Justice Department about easing up on a pair of AIPAC lobbyists accused of spying. The accusations come from sources that say they've seen transcriptions of government wiretaps. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde sat down with Harman to talk about what she did - and what she didn't do.

Longtime Associated Press editor retires

For more than four decades, much of the news you hear on radio in Southern California has been written by one person: Rachel Ambrose. This week, the veteran Associated Press writer will tap out her last headline and retire. KPCC's Kitty Felde reports.

Senate subcommittee tackles immigration reform

Today is May Day - one way it's marked is by immigration marches. There are several planned in Los Angeles and KPCC reporters will be with marchers throughout the day. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says Congress began its debate on immigration reform yesterday.

Activists want President to take action on immigration reform

Congress might not tackle immigration reform until this fall, but some activists don't want to wait. They're asking President Obama to use his executive powers right now. KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde reports.

Environment and Public Works

We’ve all had the office from hell: an air conditioner that cooks you during winter and freezes you all summer. Or vice versa. But wouldn’t you think that the Senator who heads the powerful committee in charge of tackling climate change and overseeing public works projects would have an energy efficient office herself?

'Swine flu' on minds of LAX travelers, employees

"Swine flu" was on the minds of travelers at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, especially for those arriving on flights from Mexico. KPCC's Kitty Felde says their relatives and friends were thinking about "swine flu," too.