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

LAUSD chief Deasy in DC, fights for special ed money

It’s the fifth annual “L.A. on the Hill” week when local political and business leaders meet with lawmakers in Washington, D.C. The new boss at the L.A. Unified School District came east looking for money – and some flexibility with the federal dollars he already has.

Los Angeles political, business leaders in Washington for annual lobbying trip

If you’re looking for the political or business leadership of Los Angeles County this week, you’ll have to go to Washington, D.C.

Senator Feinstein releases info about bin Laden operation, says Pakistan is 'ground zero for terrorism'

The chair of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee says it was “very gutsy” of President Obama to go after Osama bin Laden.

California Congressional members react to bin Laden’s death

California members of Congress resurfaced in Washington, D.C. on Monday after a two-week district work session. Even before their flights had landed, they had issued statements about the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

Waiting for information on Capitol Hill

It's been an odd day on Capitol Hill. Republican and Democratic leaders in the House stood in front of microphones in various hallways on the second floor of the Capitol and said very little.

California and the Fugitive Slave Act

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. It’s also been 161 years since California became a state. The two are separated by time, but linked by slavery politics.

Southern California high schools compete in National Science Bowl

Science whiz kids from 44 states, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are in Washington, D.C. for the National Science Bowl. Southern California is well represented.

The party I wish I was invited to..not the royal wedding, not the White House Correspondents Dinner

My husband has been watching the Royal Wedding coverage nonstop since he rose at the crack of dawn on Friday morning. The BBC was on TV all day long. Even as late as Sunday night, he insisted on watching the Barbara Walters recap.

California's first troops to fight in Civil War weren't Californians

The U.S. is marking the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Nearly 17,000 Californians fought for the Union Army, but the members of California’s first regiment weren’t from California.

Americans get royal wedding fever

Will and Kate tied the knot this morning in a lavish ceremony in Westminster Abbey. But Americans across the country celebrated in their own way. In a posh hotel in Washington, D.C., fans gathered in their fanciest hats to watch the royal wedding.

A few thoughts about the LA riots of 19 years ago today

I was a reporter for KLON at the time. I spent every day at the Rodney King beating trial up in Simi Valley. Even won a politically incorrect bet about when the verdicts would come in.

US Forest Service to announce updated firefighting policies following Station Fire

Two summers ago, the Station Fire killed two firefighters and destroyed more than 200 buildings in the San Gabriel Mountains. On Thursday, federal officials will update a Southland congressman on changes they’ve made to prevent future firefighting mistakes.

'The Conspirator' Mary Surratt still haunts Washington

“The Conspirator," Robert Redford’s new film about the Lincoln assassination, follows the story of one of the supposed conspirators: Mary Surratt.

Mary Surratt went to my church

Okay, this Mary Surratt story is getting stranger all the time. Surratt is the centerpiece of Robert Redford's new movie "The Conspirator." And Monday, you can hear my news feature about her on KPCC.

Pushy journalists forced government to move Lincoln conspirators

Tune in Monday to my feature about the real life Mary Surratt and the incidents portrayed in Robert Redford's film "The Conspirator." Here's one story that didn't fit in the story.