Kelsey Ables


Reporter in the Seoul hub

Education: Columbia University, BA in art history and psychology, 2018

Kelsey Ables is a reporter at The Washington Post's Seoul hub, where she covers breaking news in the United States and across the world. She was previously on the Features desk, where she wrote about art, architecture and pop culture. Before joining The Post in 2019, she wrote about visual culture and contemporary art for Artsy. In 2018, she received a Princeton in Asia media fellowship to work as a reporter in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Latest from Kelsey Ables

How hot is too hot to exercise outside?

Getting acclimated to the heat, exercising in shade and listening to your body can keep you safer if you’re exercising outdoors in a heat wave.

July 12, 2023

GOP-controlled Iowa legislature votes to ban abortion after about six weeks

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) called the House and Senate back for a rare special session for the “sole purpose” of enacting new restrictions on abortion.

July 12, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Zelensky uses Snake Island to mark 500 days of war; nations oppose Biden’s cluster munitions shipment

Zelensky laid flowers at Snake Island, a small speck of land that to many Ukrainians has come to symbolize their resistance against Russia’s invasion.

July 8, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Ukraine ‘running out of ammunition,’ Biden says; no NATO invitation for Zelensky at upcoming summit

The Biden administration's decision to supply cluster munitions to Ukraine bypasses a U.S. law that prohibits their use, production or transfer.

July 8, 2023

At least 4 shark bites in New York in 2 days despite boosted surveillance

The incidents follow a similar string of bites last year, though experts say sharks don’t deliberately target humans and bites remain rare.

July 6, 2023

Hate packing clothes for vacation? Japan-bound travelers may not have to.

Japan Airlines' new clothing rental program aims to cut carbon emissions and appeal to passengers who have become accustomed to the sharing economy.

July 6, 2023

    What to know about Bluesky, as Dril and AOC join the new Twitter alternative

    The Jack Dorsey-backed Bluesky app could be Twitter’s doppleganger and has drawn some of Twitter’s bigger names.

    July 6, 2023

    Five killed, two children wounded in Philadelphia shooting

    Philadelphia police said they had the alleged gunman in custody and recovered weapons including an AR-style rifle.

    July 4, 2023

    What we know about the mass shooting in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia police released the names of five people killed in a mass shooting. Their ages range from 15 to 59, and charges are pending for a 40-year-old suspect.

    July 4, 2023

    Ukraine live briefing: Wagner’s mutiny is a sign of war’s ‘corrosive’ effect on Russia, CIA chief says

    The United States had "no part" in Yevgeniy Prigozhin's rebellion against Russian defense officials, CIA Director William J. Burns said Saturday, reiterating the Biden administration's assertion.

    July 1, 2023