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Kellan Howell

Politics Reporter

Kellan Howell is a reporter covering the White House for Newsy. She previously covered Congress, health care and marijuana policy. Before working at Newsy, Kellan covered politics for Circa and The Washington Times. She graduated from James Madison University in 2013 and earned bachelor's degrees in journalism and international affairs. Her reporting on cannabis policy has been featured on "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver."

Recent Work
A large group of police arrive at the Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Washington.
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

President Biden Marks Year Since Attack: 'I Will Stand In This Breach'

President Joe Biden speaks as he meets with the White House COVID-19 Response Team.

President Biden Urges Concern But Not Alarm As Omicron Rises

President Joe Biden
Carolyn Kaster / APPolitics

Biden Administration Sees Major Roadblocks In Effort To End Pandemic

People wait for COVID tests
Seth Wenig / APSci/Health

New COVID-19 Cases In U.S. Soar To Highest Levels On Record

President Joe Biden shakes hand of Russian President Vladimir Putin
Alexander Zemlianichenko / APPolitics

President Biden To Hold Call With Russian President Putin

President Joe Biden
Alex Brandon / APPolitics

When Will President Biden Sign The $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill?

A pre-K teacher teaches 3- and 4-year-old students in her classroom
Mary Altaffer / APU.S.

Child Care Facilities Struggling Amid Worker Shortages

Vials of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine
Pfizer / APSci/Health

FDA Panel To Review Pfizer Vaccine For Children

President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

President Biden Addresses 'Build Back Better' Agenda At Town Hall

Rep. Bennie Thompson
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

House To Vote On Holding Steve Bannon In Criminal Contempt

New graduates line up before the start of commencement.
Seth Wenig / APU.S.

Biden Administration Making Changes To Troubled Student Loan Program

Mature bud of marijuana.
Steve Helber / APSci/Health

College Students Smoked More Pot, Drank Less In 2020

Edibles in a store
Richard Vogel // ASSOCIATED PRESSPolitics

More Children Than Ever Are Overdosing On Pot Edibles

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

CDC Memo Reveals Troubling New Science On Delta Variant

Provider fills syringe with vaccine
Gerald Herbert // ASSOCIATED PRESSPolitics

FDA Aims To Fully Approve COVID Vaccines 'As Quickly As Possible'

Woman wears a face mask as she serves herself from a buffet at a restaurant in Los Angeles
Damian Dovarganes / APPolitics

CDC Facing Questions Over Mask Guidance As Breakthrough Cases Rise

Students play in a school orchestra
Haven Daily // Associated PressPolitics

States, School Districts Seek More Clarity On Masking Requirements

Ross D. Franklin // ASSOCIATED PRESSPolitics

Pfizer Says Booster Shots Are Coming. Do Americans Need Them?

Activists hold a rally to launch a People's Housing Trust Fund in Kansas City, MO.
Stephanie Sandoval // NEWSY staffU.S.

Tenants, Landlords Fear Eviction Crisis As Moratorium Comes To A Close

A sign in Springfield, MO shows the county's covid-19 vaccination rate.
Stephanie Sandoval / NEWSY staffSci/Health

Southern Missouri Struggles With Weak Vaccine Rate Amid Delta Surge

President Joe Biden
Evan Vucci // ASSOCIATED PRESSSci/Health

President Biden, Officials Sound Alarm On Delta COVID Variant

The Supreme Court building
J. Scott Applewhite // ASSOCIATED PRESSPolitics

Obamacare Survives Third Supreme Court Challenge

Susan Walsh // ASSOCIATED PRESSSci/Health

Former CDC Director: COVID-19 Leaked From Chinese Lab

President Biden
Patrick Semansky // ASSOCIATED PRESSPolitics

How The U.S.' 500B Donated Vaccine Doses Will Impact The Globe

President Biden
Evan Vucci // ASSOCIATED PRESSSci/Health

White House Still Struggling To Convince Some Vaccine Holdouts

Sarah Silbiger / ASSOCIATED PRESSSci/Health

COVID-19 Long Haulers Seek More Help From Government

Patrick Semansky // ASSOCIATED PRESSSci/Health

Dr. Fauci: More Challenges For Vaccines Ahead In The Next 100 Days

Indian health workers with COVID-19 victims
Anupam Nath // ASSOCIATED PRESSSci/Health

U.S. Will Share AstraZeneca Vaccines, Pledges Aid To India

Julio Cortez // ASSOCIATED PRESSPolitics

Support For Legal Weed At All-Time High, But Congress Lags On Reform

A sign outside a covid-19 vaccine clinic in Arlington County, Va. alerts patients they will not be able to get J&J's vaccine
Kellan Howell // NEWSY StaffSci/Health

Vaccine Sites Scramble To Pause Use Of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine