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

Step One in Global Warming Fight: Cutting Energy Usage

For those on Capitol Hill engaged in the battle over global warming, the first target is the easiest: Cut greenhouse gases by reducing the use of fossil fuel.

Global Warming Tops Domestic Agenda in Congress

The war in Iraq continues to be the dominant issue in Congress, but California's landmark global warming law and several other events have made climate change the hottest topic on the domestic front.

New Congressmen Learn the Ropes in D.C.

Two California lawmakers are among the five dozen new faces on Capitol Hill who are discovering the challenges of a freshman year in Congress.

It's a Tough Commute for Members of Congress

Southern Californians often complain about having to trek across two to three counties to get to work, but members of California's congressional delegation have to fly across the country nearly every weekend in order to meet their duties.

California and the New Congress

KPCC Special Correspondent Kitty Felde wraps up two weeks of reporting on California's congressional delegation in Washington DC. She discusses her interview with Senator Barbara Boxer, which focused on the lawmaker's global warming bill; she gives a preview of President Bush's address to House Republicans and Kitty explains why there are so many buzzers in the Capitol building.

LA's Mayor Faces the National Press Club

KPCC's Kitty Felde is in Washington DC covering the California delegation and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's trip to the nation's capital. Villaraigosa spoke to the National Press Club on Thursday and fielded questions about gangs and his political ambitions.

Southland Lawmakers React to State of the Union Speech

KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde is in Washington DC and gathered reaction from members of the California delegation to President Bush's State of the Union speech. Kitty also talks about San Diego Rep. Duncan Hunter entering the 2008 presidential race.

Nation's Capital Prepares for State of the Union Address

KPCC's Special Correspondent Kitty Felde is in Washington DC and describes the atmosphere as preparations are made for the State of the Union address. Kitty also talks about LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's trip to the nation's capital and discusses why Rep. Henry Waxman may be upset with the House's top Democrat.

California and the New Congress

KPCC Special Correspondent Kitty Felde begins her second week in Washington DC by meeting with Hollywood's top lobbyist Dan Glickman, the president of the Motion Picture Association of America; Washington is abuzz with reaction to the latest presidential contenders and Kitty looks at where California lawmakers spend their weekends.

California and the New Congress

KPCC Special Correspondent Kitty Felde is in Washington DC for two weeks of reporting on the California delegation. She gets a sneak peek of Rep. Xavierra Becerra's State of the Union rebuttal, the Boeing C-17 program in Long Beach may be in jeopardy again and California lawmakers call on the federal government to assist California farmers.

California and the New Congress

KPCC's Kitty Felde reports from Washington DC that a California lawmaker is pushing a bill on alternative-fuel vehicles, a bipartisan gathering of lawmakers wasn't all that was advertised and Kitty discovers an office that many people may not know exists.

California and the New Congress

KPCC Special Correspondent Kitty Felde reports from Washington DC that California's share of federal funds is on the minds of many lawmakers, the California delegation is taking an important step in the move toward bipartisanship and another Californian will be giving a State of the Union response.

Democrats Wrapping up '100 Hours Agenda'

Kitty Felde is in Washington DC for two weeks of reporting on the California delegation. She reports that there are three big issues on lawmakers' plates as Democrats close in on "100 hours" since they took control of Congress.

Scientists Locate Wreckage of Mars Pathfinder

The newest spacecraft circling Mars has found the remains of an early explorer, the Mars Pathfinder. To see pictures of the Mars Pathfinder, visit the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter website.

Veteran AP Reporter Puts Away His Mic

Brian Bland, the Western Regional Correspondent for AP Radio, has retired after covering every big story in California for the last quarter-century.