Jennifer Hassan


London-based breaking-news reporter

Education: Brunel University in England, BA in English and creative writing; Walthamstow School for Girls, England

Jennifer Hassan is a London-based breaking-news reporter for the Foreign desk at The Washington Post. Before joining The Post in 2016, Jennifer honed her breaking-news skills as the U.K. social media editor at MailOnline.
Latest from Jennifer Hassan

What to know about Prime and other caffeinated energy drinks

Politicians and health experts say that parents should be worried about Prime Energy, a popular drink promoted by YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI.

July 12, 2023

A Central Park Five member could soon be a N.Y. councilman. Who is Yusef Salaam?

Yusef Salaam was wrongly imprisoned for years over an attack that prompted Donald Trump to call for the reinstatement of the death penalty.

June 28, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Wagner head Prigozhin arrives in Belarus, state media reports; strike on Kramatorsk pizza restaurant kills 4

A deal between Moscow and Wagner fighters appeared to unfold as planned, as Belarus's leader said he welcomed the “experience” Wagner commanders could bring.

June 27, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Putin claims Russia would have crushed rebellion but Wagner fighters will be allowed to go to Belarus

The rebellion led by Yevgeniy Prigozhin illuminated “cracks in the facade” of Vladimir Putin’s leadership, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

June 26, 2023

Human remains found in area where actor Julian Sands went missing

Sands was reported missing in the Mount Baldy area of California's San Gabriel Mountains in January. Authorities have conducted eight searches for him since.

June 25, 2023

Hundreds of Dolly Parton imitators gather in Irish town to set world record

Dolly Day organizers in Listowel, Ireland, have a tip for impersonators pursuing a Guinness World Record: “If in doubt, think ‘Am I serving Dolly Parton?’”

June 24, 2023

Remember the ‘Barbie Girl’ song? Mattel actually sued, but was told ‘to chill.’

"Barbie World," by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice, is part of the new "Barbie" movie soundtrack. But Mattel actually sued over Aqua's original "Barbie Girl" song back in 1997.

June 24, 2023

Elton John says America is going backward with ‘disgraceful’ anti-LGBTQ+ laws

“It’s like a virus that the LGBTQ+ movement is suffering,” the Grammy-winning singer said, citing a slew of new anti-LGBTQ+ laws in Florida.

June 20, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Counteroffensive making ‘small advances’; Blinken in China

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will continue to reiterate the U.S. expectation that China not provide lethal aid to Russia in its invasion of Ukraine, officials said.

June 18, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Kyiv claims gains in counteroffensive; U.S. musician arrested on drug charges in Russia

Ukraine said it liberated the occupied villages of Makarivka and Blahodatne in the Donetsk region. Russia accused Michael Travis Leake of selling drugs.

June 12, 2023