Kelsey Ables


Reporter in the Seoul hub

Education: Columbia University, BA in art history and psychology, 2018

Kelsey Ables is a reporter at The Washington Post's Seoul hub, where she covers breaking news in the United States and across the world. She was previously on the Features desk, where she wrote about art, architecture and pop culture. Before joining The Post in 2019, she wrote about visual culture and contemporary art for Artsy. In 2018, she received a Princeton in Asia media fellowship to work as a reporter in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Latest from Kelsey Ables

Over 1,000 L.A. schools to shut down due to mass school workers strike

Los Angeles Unified School District teachers are not directly involved in the dispute, but a major union has said that educators will not cross the picket line.

March 21, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Grain deal extended; Putin’s ICC arrest warrant is justified, Biden says

The United Nations and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who brokered the grain deal, did not say how long this extension will last.

March 18, 2023

FIFA drops plan for Saudi agency to sponsor Women’s World Cup

The potential deal was criticized by soccer stars and hosts Australia and New Zealand, who highlighted Saudi Arabia's poor record on women's and LGBTQ rights.

March 17, 2023

Man who secretly removed condom is convicted of ‘stealthing’ by Dutch court

The 28-year-old was given a three-month suspended prison term and ordered to pay damages in what Dutch media said was the first such conviction in the country.

March 15, 2023

Yoga may reduce frailty, improve endurance in older adults, researchers say

A review of studies by Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that yoga improves health indicators linked to reduced frailty, including walking speed and endurance.

March 14, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Officials say fighting escalates in Bakhmut; power coming back online in major cities

Fighting was escalating in the eastern city of Bakhmut, while the cities of Kharkiv and Kyiv were restoring electricity access.

March 11, 2023

Ukraine briefing: Russia claims ‘massive’ strikes across Ukraine; at least 9 dead

Russia launched some of the strikes using Kinzhal hypersonic missiles that Ukrainian air defense systems couldn't intercept, Ukrainian officials said.

March 9, 2023

Sole drug for preterm birth pulled after FDA panel found it ineffective

A major study cast doubt on the effectiveness of Makena at preventing preterm births, which are much more likely to occur with Black and Native American women.

March 8, 2023

Phone scammers tried to rob a grandma in Canada. She foiled their plans.

A scammer pretended to be her grandson and claimed he was in need of thousands of dollars. She set him up, leading to two arrests.

March 4, 2023

    ‘15-minute city’ planning is on the rise, experts say. Here’s what to know.

    The urban planning concept emphasizing quick access to amenities has grown in popularity amid the pandemic and climate crisis. So why the conspiracy theories?

    March 3, 2023