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

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

A locomotive
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President Biden Calls On Congress To Prevent Potential Rail Strike

U.S. President Joe Biden.
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President Biden Renews Push For Assault Weapons Ban

President Biden's granddaughter, Naomi, and her fiancé Peter Neal
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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.
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Democrats Hold On To Senate, Balance Of Power In House Still At Stake

A worker pulls leaves from the flower of a cannabis plant
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Marijuana Ballot Measures Pass In 2 States, Fail In 3

signs opposing and supporting a proposed amendment to the Vermont constitution that would guarantee access to abortion rights
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4 States Vote To Protect Abortion Rights

President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and Pennsylvania's Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro
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Biden, Trump Rally Voters In Pennsylvania

Police investigators work outside the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Eric Risberg / APU.S.

Attack On Paul Pelosi Reignites Fears Of Political Violence

President Joe Biden receives his COVID-19 booster from a member of the White House medical unit
Evan Vucci / APScience and Health

White House Urges More Americans To Get COVID Booster Amid Low Uptake

Vice Chair Liz Cheney.
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Cheney: Jan. 6 Committee Won't Let Trump's Testimony Become 'A Circus'

Steve Bannon
Yuki Iwamura / APPolitics

How Steve Bannon Helped Shape Conservative Politics In America

U.S. President Joe Biden.
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White House Seeks To Fend Off Recession Fears Ahead Of Elections

The sun rises behind the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Won't Weigh In On Fetal Personhood Case

President Joe Biden
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Biden Faces Backlash Over 'Nuclear Armageddon' Comment

President Joe Biden waves.

Biden Pardons Thousands Convicted Of 'Simple' Marijuana Possession

Front row from left, youth mental health leader Ayanna Kelly, first lady Jill Biden, youth mental health leader Juan Acosta
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Biden Administration Lays Out Roadmap To Mental Health Integration

President Joe Biden walks.
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Pres. Biden Says Hurricane-Ravaged Florida Has 'America's Commitment'

Activists hold signs during a news conference on student debt cancellation on Capitol Hill in Washington
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Why Is Student Loan Forgiveness Happening Now?

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are shown.
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Biden Announces $60 Million For Puerto Rico Infrastructure Projects