Bryan Pietsch


Reporter in Seoul covering U.S. and international news

Education: Arizona State University, BA in Journalism and BA in Business

Bryan Pietsch is a reporter on the Foreign desk covering breaking U.S. and international news for The Washington Post from its hub in Seoul. He previously reported for the New York Times in Colorado, Business Insider in New York and Reuters in Washington, D.C. Pietsch was born in South Korea and raised in Minnesota. He graduated from Arizona State University's honors college.
Latest from Bryan Pietsch

Spotify cuts 200 jobs, gutting Gimlet Media as podcast boom sputters

The Spotify layoffs will cut the company’s workforce by 2 percent. Gimlet and Parcast will be absorbed into another operation.

June 6, 2023

Mother who served 20 years in deaths of 4 children freed after new evidence

Kathleen Folbigg had served most of a 30-year sentence in Australia when an inquiry found reasonable doubt as to whether her four young children had been killed.

June 5, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Fighting intensifies in Belgorod; protesters detained across Russia

The leader of Russia's Belgorod region said Sunday that he was willing to meet with anti-Putin groups that have taken prisoners.

June 4, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Drone attacks in Moscow and Kyiv escalate tensions; Biden approves $300M security package for Ukraine

Civilian homes in Moscow were attacked for the first time since the war began. Kyiv was also reeling from destruction and deadly debris from downed drones.

May 31, 2023

An alleged Russian spy whale turned up in Sweden. Why?

The beluga whale, known as Hvaldimir, was spotted in Sweden after appearing last week in Oslo. He might be seeking human interaction, one expert said.

May 30, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: U.S. distances itself after Humvees seen in Belgorod

The Pentagon said it did not approve any transfers of equipment to paramilitary organizations outside the Ukrainian military.

May 24, 2023

A bomb in Afghanistan left him without legs. He just summited Everest.

Hari Budha Magar, a Gurkha veteran in the British army who lost both legs in Afghanistan, is the first above-the-knee double amputee to summit the mountain.

May 23, 2023

The U.S. deported him. A Korean court says his adoption agency owes him.

Holt must compensate Adam Crapser, who was deported to a country whose language he did not speak, after his adoptive parents did not obtain citizenship for him.

May 21, 2023

Revenge of the orcas? Killer whales have sunk 3 boats in unusual attacks.

Scientists say hundreds of “disruptive” interactions off the Iberian coast may have been triggered by a traumatic incident between a killer whale and a boat.

May 21, 2023

Meet the Ivy-educated opposition leader who could end Thai military rule

Pita Limjaroenrat’s Move Forward Party came first in an early election tally, but his ability to become prime minister is not guaranteed.

May 15, 2023