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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 [email protected].

Articles by Kellan Howell

** FILE ** Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon Republican. (Screenshot from

Key GOP lawmaker targets FCC media study

The Federal Communications Commission says a controversial study of the nation's newsrooms is being reworked, but House Republicans aren't taking any chances. Published February 25, 2014

Report: Delays in providing hearing aids put veterans at risk

The Veterans Affairs Department is taking weeks to provide or repair hearing aids for its patients, leaving hearing-impaired veterans at risk in the latest failure by the agency charged with caring for America's war heroes. Published February 23, 2014

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler eyes new rules that threaten the survival of black-owned TV stations. (Associated Press)

FCC media diversity survey sparks an uproar

The Federal Communications Commission finds itself on the defensive over a proposed research project that critics say directly threatens First Amendment protections for the news media. Published February 20, 2014

DHS report warns of credit, debit fraud risk posed by cards issued to employees

Despite a legal requirement to stamp out federal worker credit card abuse, the Homeland Security Department still faces a "moderate risk" that the credit and debit cards it issued its employees will be used for illegal or fraudulent purchases, according to an internal warning that found department officials in some case ignored important safeguards. Published February 15, 2014


Crist accused of trading money for judges

Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor of Florida now seeking his old seat as a Democrat, has received the worst type of attention at the start of his campaign. Published February 6, 2014

Democrat Andrew Romanoff has raised more than his Republican rival, three-term incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman, in Colorado. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

A few challengers outraise rivals

Two Democratic challengers finished among the leaders of the field in the early money chase for the 2014 midterm elections, according to new campaign fundraising totals from the Federal Election Commission. Published February 5, 2014