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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 khowell@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Kellan Howell

Students at the University of Texas at Arlington were told to "shelter in place" Wednesday after a man was spotted carrying what appeared to be a gun on campus. (Wikipedia)

Man carrying tripod causes gun scare at UT Arlington

University of Texas at Arlington officials on Wednesday sent out a "shelter in place" warning to students after a man in army fatigues was spotted walking on campus carrying what was thought to be a gun, but was actually a camera tripod. Published December 16, 2015

Ben Carson speaks during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Venetian Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Las Vegas. Carson said his experience as a pediatric neurosurgeon prepared him to make tough choices as a leader. Asked if he could be "ruthless" as a commander-in-chief and order airstrikes that could kill children, Carson said that when he told children he’d have to take out a brain tumor "they don’t like me very much, at that point. But later on they love me." (AP Photo/John Locher)

Ben Carson calls CAIR 'supporters of terrorism,' demands investigation

In his outline for protecting America and defeating the Islamic State terrorist group, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Tuesday called on the U.S. government to investigate a prominent Muslim advocacy group which he claimed supported terrorists. Published December 16, 2015

Afghan security forces respond to a car bomb attack by Taliban militants near a foreign guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. A Taliban spokesman said a suicide bomber targeted the guesthouse in Shir Pur, an area with embassies and other diplomatic buildings that seen to be one of the safer parts of the Afghan capital.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Taliban attacks Spanish embassy in Kabul

A group of Taliban fighters stormed a guesthouse of the Spanish embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday, sparking an ongoing firefight between militants and security forces. Published December 11, 2015

French army soldiers patrol under the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Tuesday Jan. 13, 2015. France on Monday ordered 10,000 troops into the streets to protect sensitive sites after three days of bloodshed and terror, amid the hunt for accomplices to the attacks that left 17 people and the three gunmen dead.  (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Paris attacker rejected from French army, police

Foued Mohamed-Aggad, one of the three men who carried out the massacre at the Bataclan concert hall during the Paris attacks, was reportedly turned away from the French army and possibly by the police before he was accepted into the ranks of the Islamic State. Published December 11, 2015