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Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell, an investigative reporter for The Washington Times, covers campaign finance and government accountability. Originally from Williamsburg, Va., Kellan graduated from James Madison University where she received bachelor's degrees in media arts and design and international affairs with a concentration in western European politics.

During her time at JMU, she interned for British technology and business news website "ITPro" in London and worked as a freelance reporter for The Washington Guardian. She was also an executive editor of 22807, a new student magazine covering arts and culture in the JMU community.

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Articles by Kellan Howell

Benefit of Marriage Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Pro-marriage activists launch interfaith initiative

A group of pro-marriage activists are launching an interfaith initiative to get more couples married, with a mass wedding ceremony kicking off the movement March 2 in Lanham, Maryland. Published January 25, 2015

Bill Maher fired back Friday night at the University of California, Berkeley students who want to disinvite him from giving a commencement speech, arguing that they are contradicting free speech principles that liberals are supposed to uphold. (YouTube/RealTime) ** FILE **

Maher: Americans love 'psychopath patriot' Chris Kyle

Talk show host Bill Maher called the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle a "psychopath patriot" that Americans can easily support. The comedian pointed to the success of "American Sniper" as proof of his assertion. Published January 24, 2015

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Palestinian Authority headquarters, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. An online video released Tuesday purported to show the Islamic State group threatening to kill two Japanese hostages unless they receive a $200 million ransom in the next 72 hours. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Japanese hostage purportedly killed by Islamic State

Japanese officials early on Sunday condemned a new video showing the execution of one of its citizens held captive by the Islamic State group. They demanded the immediate release of another captive shown in the video. Published January 24, 2015

Fox News has won the ratings race for 150 months. Prime-time anchor Megyn Kelly is now drawing a larger audience than veteran Bill O'Reilly. (Fox News)

Fox News wins big as Dish Network dispute ends

The heated battle between Fox and Dish Network ended on Thursday when the two companies were able to reach a deal that heavily favored the cable news network. Published January 17, 2015