John Kelly

Washington, D.C.

Local columnist

Education: University of Maryland, BA in English

John Kelly writes John Kelly's Washington, a daily look at Washington's less-famous side. Born in Washington, John started at The Post in 1989 as deputy editor in the Weekend section. Since then, he has edited Weekend, founded KidsPost and been a general assignment reporter in Metro, and he has done journalism fellowships at Harvard and Oxford.
Latest from John Kelly

Lost luggage: In May, 10 strange sculptures showed up in the Potomac River

Here’s the story on a mysterious work of art near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

November 27, 2021

All are welcome at Friendship Place, whatever their needs

The Helping Hand charity is fighting homelessness in Upper Northwest.

November 24, 2021

‘Teenarama’ was a dance show for D.C.’s Black teens. Now it’s a musical.

The 1960s program, broadcast on WOOK-TV, broke new ground.

November 23, 2021

At Miriam’s Kitchen, a healthy meal can be the first step toward a home

Every weekday, the Foggy Bottom charity serves breakfast and dinner to all who stop by.

November 22, 2021

Saying goodbye to an old friend: It was time to sell my 1968 Datsun roadster

Can I still be a “car guy” if I no longer own a cool old car?

November 21, 2021

Go big: Creating the larger-than-life bust of JFK that graces the Kennedy Center

Sculptor Robert Berks was outstanding in his field — in this case, literally.

November 20, 2021

Milo the rescue dog does some rescuing of his own

Here’s the headline: “Dog saves woman’s life in Silver Spring.”

November 17, 2021

At Bread for the City, they hope to meet immediate needs — and future ones

Addressing the upstream causes of poverty is as important as helping with the effects.

November 16, 2021

When a veteran struggled with homelessness, Friendship Place offered help

The Helping Hand charity works to find supportive permanent housing for those who need it.

November 15, 2021

The Post’s annual Helping Hand campaign kicks off with three new charities

Bread for the City, Friendship Place and Miriam’s Kitchen work to address homelessness.

November 14, 2021