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

Hillary Clinton's Speech is Emotional Moment for Her Supporters

KPCC's Kitty Felde is in Denver and told Morning Edition host Steve Julian that Hillary Clinton's supporters reacted emotionally to her speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Los Angeles Superdelegate Recalls Drama at 1980 Democratic Convention

The Democrats' roll call vote for the party's Presidential nominee began at three this afternoon. Party officials say they want to finish up early so they can move the elaborate podium to nearby Invesco Field for Barack Obama's acceptance speech tomorrow. But some say the real reason is to keep Hillary Clinton delegates from mussing up the vote. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde says one delegate remembers the Democrats' last ugly floor fight from 28 years ago.

Hillary Clinton's Speech is Emotional Moment for Her Supporters

KPCC's Kitty Felde is in Denver and told Morning Edition host Steve Julian that Hillary Clinton's supporters reacted emotionally to her speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Michelle Obama Speech 'A Hit', But Some Clinton Delegates Still Cite Tension

The Democratic National Convention got underway last night with a speech by Michelle Obama, whose husband is the presumptive candidate for president. KPCC's special correspondent Kitty Felde is in Denver with a number of California delegates. Kitty spoke with Morning Edition host Steve Julian about how delegates reacted to the speech and whether it eased any of the tensions between supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Hillary and Michelle praise one another's accomplishments

Everyone is getting ready for Hillary Clinton's speech tonight. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde is at the convention. She talks with KPCC's Shirley Jahad about Hillary's and Michelle Obama's praise for eachother, and also about demonstrators outside of the convention.

California Democratic Delegates Gather in Denver

KPCC's Kitty Felde is in Denver to cover the Democratic National Convention. She attended a media briefing this morning by the convention chairwoman, Nancy Pelosi. Morning Edition host Steve Julian asked Kitty about what Pelosi discussed.

Democrats Begin Convention in Prayer Service

For most of the delegates attending this week's Democratic National Convention in Denver, politics is like a religion. Religion of the more traditional sort took its place front and center Sunday afternoon. But KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports it was hard to keep the political hot button issues out of the interfaith service.

Many Hillary Clinton supporters are not ready to move on just yet

New York Senator Hillary Clinton's supporters still think her name should be on the ticket. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde talks with KPCC's Shirley Jahad about Hillary and the Democratic National Convention, which she will address tomorrow.

Keynote Speaker Role Can Signal Bright Political Future

The keynote speaker at next week's Democratic National Convention will be Senate candidate and former Virginia Governor Mark Warner. Often, that spotlight is a launching pad for higher political office. Four years ago, Barack Obama got the keynote slot. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde says many political junkies say the best keynote address was delivered in 1984.

Obama's Convention Speech Won't Be First Inside Football Stadium

One week from tonight, Barack Obama will accept the Democratic Party's nomination for President. He'll do it not inside a cramped convention hall, but in front of 76,000 people at Invesco Field, home of the NFL's Denver Broncos. It won't be the first time the Democrats' nominee has finished the convention with a speech in a football stadium. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde turns back the clock nearly a half-century when another young, dynamic Democratic candidate addressed a crowd in the L.A. Coliseum.

Non-Delegates Going to Democratic Convention to Witness History

This weekend, hundreds of Californians are flying to Denver for the Democratic National Convention. Besides the delegates, reporters, politicians, and lobbyists, there's another group going. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports it's just average folks who want to be part of history.

Dodgers Had Rocky First Year in L.A.

Fifty years ago, the Brooklyn Dodgers moved west to become the Los Angeles Dodgers. In June of 1958, Los Angeles voters approved the land swap that would allow Walter O'Malley to build Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine. That's why he'd moved his team to L.A. But he couldn't break ground for his new ballpark - at least, not yet. In the final part of her 10-part series, KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde finishes the tale of how the Dodgers came to L.A.

Film Composer Danny Elfman Turns to Ballet

Thirty years ago, musician Danny Elfman led his quirky rock band Oingo Boingo on stage before a small but loyal crowd of fans at U.C. Irvine. This week, Elfman is back in Orange County with a different sort of theatrical troupe. American Ballet Theatre will perform the West Coast premiere of a new ballet by Twyla Tharp, a co-production with the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Danny Elfman composed the music. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde found the underground bunker that serves as Elfman's studio for a conversation about making music.

Telethon Helped Save Dodger Stadium Plan

What was the greatest day in the Dodgers' 50 years in Los Angeles? A fan today might think it was last Thursday, when the team grabbed slugger Manny Ramirez. Most might say the day Kirk Gibson hit his famous home run to win the first game of the 1988 World Series. But how about June 3, 1958? That's the day L.A. voters let Walter O'Malley do what he'd come west to do - build his team the greatest baseball stadium ever. KPCC Special Correspondent Kitty Felde says it's the next chapter in the story of how the Dodgers came to Los Angeles.

Seismologist Advises What To Do During an Earthquake

It's been more than a decade since Southern Californians have had to practice their earthquake skills. KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde sat down with Lucy Jones, of the US Geological Survey, to review what it is we're supposed to do next time the earth starts to shake. Here's a clue: Don't try to run out of the building.