Seung Min Kim

Washington, D.C.

White House reporter

Education: University of Iowa, BS in Journalism and Political Science ; American University, MA in Journalism

Seung Min Kim is a White House reporter for The Washington Post, covering the Biden administration and its relationship with Capitol Hill. Before joining The Post in 2018, she spent more than eight years at Politico, primarily covering the Senate and immigration policy.
Latest from Seung Min Kim

Biden grapples with inflation and immigration

After several days enmeshed in a diplomatic spat on democracy in Latin America, Biden on Friday confronted domestic crises over inflation and immigration.

June 10, 2022

Biden touts democracy at Americas summit but faces sharp pushback

Biden urges Summit of the Americas to promote democracy and fight climate change, but divisions are apparent amid fallout from the exclusion of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua.

June 9, 2022

McConaughey urges gun measures in surprise White House appearance

Actor Matthew McConaughey, a Uvalde, Tex., native, made an unexpected stop in the White House press briefing room Tuesday, urging Congress to act on gun control. McConaughey, who spent several days in Uvalde after the shooting, held up artifacts from the slain children.

June 7, 2022

Biden urges Congress to act on guns in rare prime-time address

Following the third mass shooting in as many weeks, Biden delivers an emotional speech saying the time has come to confront the carnage and tackle firearm use.

June 2, 2022

A ‘Dynamite’ guest at the White House: BTS meets with Biden on anti-Asian discrimination

The White House became an exclusive stage for global K-pop phenomenon BTS, who had been invited by the administration to raise awareness of the prevalence of anti-Asian discrimination.

May 31, 2022

    ‘What can Biden do?’ Your gun violence questions, answered.

    Post reporters John Woodrow Cox, Steven Rich, Seung Min Kim and Amber Phillips answered reader questions on gun control legislation, gun-control violence, and

    May 31, 2022

    Bidens visit Uvalde, a city in mourning

    The community is grieving the loss of 19 students and two teachers in a shooting at Robb Elementary School last week.

    May 29, 2022

    Ambiguity or clarity? Taiwan comment dominates Biden’s Asia trip

    On Tuesday, Biden said his remarks were not meant to signal a policy change, but they have caused quite a stir in Asia.

    May 24, 2022

    Biden insists China policy unchanged despite recent remarks

    The president said that there was no change in the U.S. policy on Taiwan, a day after he pledged to militarily defend the island in the event of a Chinese invasion.

    May 24, 2022

    Biden takes aggressive posture toward China on Asia trip

    President Biden said the United States would defend Taiwan militarily if it came under attack by China, despite the U.S. policy of “strategic ambiguity.”

    May 24, 2022