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
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Alex Brandon / APScience and Health

Fauci: 'Pandemic Phase' Over For U.S., But COVID-19 Still Here

psilocybin mushrooms
Richard Vogel / APPolitics

More Doctors Are Embracing Psychedelics

Pedestrians walk on the campus at Stanford University.
Jeff Chiu / APU.S.

White House Overhauling Student Loan Repayment Programs

Marijuana plants
Ed Andrieski / APPolitics

The Road To Legal Marijuana

A nurse checks on a COVID-19 patient.
Kyle Green / APScience and Health

Uninsured Americans Could Soon Be Charged For Covid Testing, Vaccines

A person being swabbed during a COVID-19 test.
Brittainy Newman / APScience and Health

Uninsured Americans Now Being Charged For COVID Tests

President Joe Biden speaks to reporters
Carolyn Kaster / APWorld

President Biden: Putin A 'Dictator' Committing 'Genocide' In Ukraine

Members of the Supreme Court pose for a group photo
Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, FilePolitics

What's Next: Jackson To Join More Diverse And Conservative High Court

President Joe Biden arrives on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House
Carolyn Kaster / APPolitics

Biden Finds No Respite At Home After Returning From Europe

President Joe Biden participates in an arrival ceremony with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the Presidential Palace
Evan Vucci / APU.S.

On Last Europe Day, Biden Meets With Polish Leader, Refugees

President Joe Biden
Evan Vucci / APWorld

U.S., EU Announce Partnership To Undercut Russian Energy

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to military troops
Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via APWorld

Vice President Harris Heads To Romania As Ukraine Refugee Crisis Grows

A car at a gas pump
Rogelio V. Solis / APBusiness

Lawmakers Mull Cutting The U.S. Gas Tax

President Joe Biden sits during an event.
Alex Brandon / APPolitics

President Biden Is Reportedly Focused On 3 Supreme Court Nominees

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin
Patrick Semansky /APWorld

Biden-Putin Meeting Discussed As Ukraine War Fears Loom

From left, Estonia's PM Kaja Kallas, Latvian Pres. Egils Levits, U.S. VP Kamala Harris, and Lithuanian Pres. Gitanas Nauseda.
Andrew Harnik, Pool / APPolitics

VP Kamala Harris Heralds NATO Unity As Ukraine Crisis Grows

Former President Donald Trump holds up papers while speaking.
Alex Brandon / APPolitics

Accounting Firm Cuts Ties With Trump Organization

Protester is arrested by Canadian police
Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press via APWorld

Key U.S.-Canada Bridge Reopens As COVID-19 Protest Persists

President Joe Biden.
Patrick Semansky / APPolitics

Biden To Split $7B In Frozen Funds For Afghan Relief, 9/11 Victims

People move consumer goods in a cart
Charlie Riedel / APBusiness

Inflation: Prices Rising At Fastest Rate In 40 Years

Ebony M. Scott's confirmation hearing

Biden Appointing More Black Women Judges Than Any Other President

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.
APScience and Health

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 / APScience and 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 / APScience and 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