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
Matthew Brown // ASSOCIATED PRESSPolitics

U.S. House To Vote On Marijuana Legalization For First Time

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House, early Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Washington
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

President Trump Says He'll Take Election To Supreme Court

Judge Amy Coney Barrett
Tom Williams / Pool / APPolitics

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Amy Coney Barrett Nomination

People gather at the Supreme Court after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Who's On President Trump's List To Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Alex Brandon // ASSOCIATED PRESSPolitics

White House Hosts Historic Abraham Accords Peace Deal Signing

September 11th National Memorial Trail AllianceU.S.

9/11 Trail Linking Three Memorial Sites Continues To Expand

President Donald Trump arrives to speak on the environment at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

President Trump Expands Offshore Drilling Ban

Susan Walsh // ASSOCIATED PRESSPolitics

New Questions Mount Over President Trump's Health

Senator Kamala Harris
John Minchillo / APPolitics

Sen. Kamala Harris Has Changed Views On Marijuana

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, accompanied by President Donald Trump, speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
Andrew Harnik / APScience and Health

Arizona Sees Decline In COVID-19 Cases Following Summer Surge

Woman receives a COVID-19 vaccination as part of a clinical trial
Hans Pennink // ASSOCIATED PRESSScience and Health

Newsy Poll: Most Americans Interested In Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

Mount Rushmore
Laura Rauch / ASSOCIATED PRESSPolitics

Experts: President Trump's Mount Rushmore Fireworks Are Hazardous

Sue Ogrocki / ASSOCIATED PREDDPolitics

Three-Quarters Of Americans Say President Trump Should Wear A Mask

Evan Vucci // ASSOCIATED PRESSPolitics

Trump Signs Executive Order Encouraging Police Reform

Cannabis plant
Richard Vogel / ASSOCIATED PRESSPolitics

Why Marijuana Banking Reform Is In The New Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

President Trump
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

Experts: National Stockpile Could Have Been Expanded Years Ago

President Donald Trump
Evan Vucci / ASSOCIATED PRESSPolitics

WHO Forms Global Coalition To Create Vaccine After U.S. Cuts Funding

Jovita Carranza, administrator of the Small Business Administration, speaks about the coronavirus
Alex Brandon / APPolitics

Small Business Administration Says It's Out Of Money For PPP Loans

President Donald Trump
Alex Brandon / APPolitics

Can Trump Force States To Reopen? Experts Say No

Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

SBA Head Expects To Run Out Of Small Business Loan Money

Person holding marijuana leaves
AP ImagesPolitics

Coronavirus Hampers 2020 Marijuana Legalization Efforts

A worker handles medical equipment
Ap ImagesScience and Health

Where Are The Ventilators? Governors Begging Feds For Supplies

Customer wears mask in dispensary
AP ImagesPolitics

Most States Consider Dispensaries Essential Amid Pandemic — Here's Why

Marijuana in a jar
AP ImagesPolitics

Small Marijuana Businesses Ineligible For Federal Coronavirus Loans

U.S. Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Robert Wilkie and President Trump
AP / Evan VucciScience and Health

VA Secretary: States 'Haven't Asked Us' For Help With Coronavirus

Person uses a vaping device
APScience and Health

Could Vaping Increase Coronavirus Risk?

A woman wears a mask.
Getty ImagesScience and Health

How To Prepare For A Coronavirus Outbreak

Getty ImagesPolitics

Bernie Sanders Wants To Legalize Pot On Day One. Can He?

Getty ImagesPolitics

'Very Hectic:' What It's Like To Be A House Impeachment Manager

Getty ImagesPolitics

Capitol Security Crackdown Could Hamper Impeachment Reporting