Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell

Politics Reporter

Kellan Howell is a reporter covering the White House for Scripps News. She previously covered Congress, health care and marijuana policy. Before working at Scripps News, 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
President Joe Biden
Patrick Semansky / APU.S.

White House unveils national strategy to combat antisemitism

Ron DeSantis with Donald Trump
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

Who is Ron DeSantis?

The U.S. Capitol building is shown.

Where both sides of the aisle stand on unemployment, debt debate

a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Ted S. Warren / APScience and Health

Key US COVID-19 protections won't stop as health emergency ends

A positive COVID-19 test
ShutterstockScience and Health

After 3 years, COVID-19 no longer 'global health emergency'

A group of protestors gather outside the governor's offices in Jackson, Mississippi.

Restricting transgender rights now a focal point in GOP politics

A person types on a computer.

Can the Internet survive without the controversial Section 230?

Demonstrators wave flags with marijuana leaves during a protest in front of the White House
Jose Luis Magana / APPolitics

Many still waiting for promised marijuana pardons 6 months later

Families walk towards their flight during the U.S. evacuation of Afghanistan on Aug. 24, 2021.
U.S. Marine Corps / APPolitics

Congress to scrutinize Biden administration's Afghanistan withdrawal

The affidavit in support of a criminal complaint and arrest warrant against Jack Teixeira is shown.

Pres. Biden orders 'limitations' on classified material after leak

International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi, right, speaks with with Iran's Foreign Minister

Diplomacy over nukes 'not an option' with Iran

Former President Donald Trump appears in court for his arraignment
Curtis Means / APPolitics

Details of Trump's indictment: What's next?

Former President Donald Trump speaks
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

Legal teams will now spend months preparing for Donald Trump's case

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden greet a person.

Why President Biden won't comment on Trump's indictment anytime soon

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris conducts a roundtable of women entrepreneurs in Ghana.
Misper Apawu / APPolitics

Vice President Harris touts US-African partnerships in 3-nation tour

This combination of the photos shows former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

How war in Ukraine is shaping the 2024 Republican presidential race

Demonstrators protest outside of the federal courthouse asking Congress to pass the Equal Rights Amendment
Jose Luis Magana / APPolitics

Renewed effort to add Equal Rights Amendment to U.S. Constitution

U.S. Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski speaks with Scripps News correspondent Haley Bull.
Scripps NewsWorld

US ambassador to Poland: Collective defense is working against Russia

A cleanup worker stands on a derailed tank car.

Biden administration issues response to Ohio train derailment

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Steven Horsford with RowVaughn and Rodney Wells
Cliff Owen / APPolitics

Lawmakers demand police reform at State of the Union

President Joe Biden speaks on the phone.

Experts: Handling of presidential documents leaves room for error

President Joe Biden, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are shown.

Migration was the main topic during US, Mexico, Canada summit

A video of President Donald Trump is shown on a screen, as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack.
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Jan. 6 Committee Meeting Monday To Vote On Final Report

Paul Whelan, a former U.S. marine who was arrested for alleged spying in Moscow.
Alexander Zemlianichenko / APPolitics

Biden Admin. Responds To Criticism Over Not Including Whelan In Swap

Former President Donald Trump.
José Luis Villegas, Pool, APPolitics

Trump Calls For 'Termination' Of Rules In U.S. Constitution

A locomotive
Sue Ogrocki / APPolitics

President Biden Calls On Congress To Prevent Potential Rail Strike

U.S. President Joe Biden.
Carolyn Kaster / APPolitics

President Biden Renews Push For Assault Weapons Ban

President Biden's granddaughter, Naomi, and her fiancé Peter Neal
Evan Agostini / Invision / APLife

Biden's Granddaughter To Exchange Vows In White House's 19th Wedding

The House of Representatives is seen on Election Day.

GOP Takes House Majority; Plans Bills On Border, Energy, Spending Cuts

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto.
Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP.Politics

Democrats Hold On To Senate, Balance Of Power In House Still At Stake