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Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering defense and national security. Originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, 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.

Kellan can be reached at

Articles by Kellan Howell

In this Oct. 26, 2010 file photo, Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News," speaks at  the Women's Conference in Long Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Brian Williams stepping down from news broadcast 'for several days'

Embattled NBC news anchor Brian Williams announced Saturday afternoon that he would be taking a break from "NBC Nightly News" following reports that he falsely reported being aboard a helicopter that was forced to make an emergency landing after taking enemy fire in Iraq in 2003. Published February 7, 2015

Joe Biden (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Biden to make Iowa trip next week

Vice President Joseph R. Biden will head to Iowa next week, sparking more rumors that he is considering a bid for the Democratic nod in 2016. Published February 7, 2015

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Brian Williams speaks at the 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes, presented by New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York. NBC News has assigned the head of its own investigative unit to look into statements made by the anchor Williams about his reporting in Iraq a dozen years ago. A source at the network who requested anonymity because the person is not authorized to speak on personnel matters confirmed the investigation on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

NBC to launch Brian Williams investigation: report

NBC is reportedly launching an internal investigation into erroneous news claims made by "NBC Nightly News" host Brian Williams about being in a helicopter that was forced to land after taking fire in Iraq. Published February 6, 2015

FILE - In this May 17, 2013 file photo, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A top aide to Schock resigned Thursday following published reports that he posted racially charged comments on social media. Benjamin Cole had served as the four-term Republican lawmaker's spokesman since March. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Top aide to Rep. Aaron Schock resigns over racist Facebook posts

A senior adviser to Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock has resigned after reports surfaced of racist posts he made on Facebook comparing black people to zoo animals and suggesting President Obama build a mosque at the White House. Published February 6, 2015