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
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 / APScience and 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 staffScience and Health

Southern Missouri Struggles With Weak Vaccine Rate Amid Delta Surge

President Joe Biden
Evan Vucci // ASSOCIATED PRESSScience and 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 PRESSScience and 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 PRESSScience and Health

White House Still Struggling To Convince Some Vaccine Holdouts

Sarah Silbiger / ASSOCIATED PRESSScience and Health

COVID-19 Long Haulers Seek More Help From Government

Patrick Semansky // ASSOCIATED PRESSScience and Health

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

Indian health workers with COVID-19 victims
Anupam Nath // ASSOCIATED PRESSScience and 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 StaffScience and Health

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

Supplies in Strategic National Stockpile warehouse
Department of Health and Human ServicesPolitics

How COVID-19 Revamped The U.S. Strategic National Stockpile

Giffords Law Center Senior Policy Advisor David Chipman
Andrew Harnik / APPolitics

President Biden To Unveil Actions On Guns

Fabio Ferrari // ASSOCIATED PRESSPolitics

Biden Administration Facing Growing Calls To Share Vaccines Globally

Matt Rourke // ASSOCIATED PRESSScience and Health

Vaccinated Americans Could Be Able To Socialize Under New CDC Rules

Evan Vucci // ASSOCIATED PRESSPolitics

Biden Administration Vaccine Distribution Plan Follows Trump Playbook

Nov. 5, 2018 file photo shows radio personality Rush Limbaugh introducing President Donald Trump

Conservative Radio Host Rush Limbaugh Dead At 70

Small crowd of Biden-Harris supporters gathers at BLM Plaza in Washington, D.C.

Small Crowd Of Biden-Harris Supporters Gathers At BLM Plaza

President Biden speaks
Susan Walsh // ASSOCIATED PRESSPolitics

Incoming Biden Administration Seeks Universal Health Coverage

White House doors
Gerald Herbert / APPolitics

President Trump Touts WH Record From Behind Closed Doors In Final Days