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

Uncovering the story — and the person — behind a 109-year-old photograph

The photo of the District boy was in a bag full of random ephemera.

December 1, 2021

Coming in from the cold after 29 years on the streets of Washington

Miriam’s Kitchen fed Wesley Thomas. Then it helped him find a home.

November 30, 2021

Bread for the City’s new Southeast D.C. dental clinic puts smiles on a lot of faces

Low-income patients can find a medical home on Good Hope Road SE.

November 29, 2021

These hero dogs put their best paws forward to save their owners’ lives

Super noses and super ears are great for smelling fires and hearing cries for help.

November 28, 2021

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