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

Iran accuses Israel of deadly Syria strike

Most of the missiles fired at al-Assad Air Base in Iraq were intercepted by air defenses, while others landed on the base, according to U.S. officials.

January 21, 2024

Human remains set for moon memorial to instead burn in Earth’s atmosphere

The Peregrine lander carried remains and the DNA of more than 70 people — but a propulsion problem meant it never reached the moon, and will burn up at reentry.

January 20, 2024

U.S. launches more strikes on Houthis; communications restored in Gaza after week-long outage

U.S. strikes in Yemen Friday targeted “Houthi missile launchers that were ready to launch attacks,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters.

January 19, 2024

Lloyd Austin’s aide requested ‘subtle’ ambulance approach in 911 call

An aide seeking an ambulance for the Pentagon chief before his secretive hospitalization requested no lights or sirens, according to a recording of the call.

January 17, 2024

Who coined the term ‘caucus’? There are lots of candidates, but no winner.

As the Iowa caucuses kick off another election year, the word’s origin remains so uncertain that one linguist called his extensive research on it “a monument to guesswork.”

January 16, 2024

New U.S. strike on Houthi site as Gaza internet blackout continues

The strike early Saturday comes after a U.S.- and U.K.-led coalition launched a wave of attacks on Houthi militants in Yemen, and as Houthis vow retaliation.

January 14, 2024

Alaska Airlines passengers sue Boeing over 737 Max 9 blowout incident

The filing alleges that the incident resulted in injuries and emotional trauma, and that many of the oxygen masks seemed inoperable during the Jan. 5 flight.

January 12, 2024

List of most powerful and weakest passports highlights global disparities

The global mobility gap for visa-free travel is “wider than ever,” according to the Passport Index. Japan, Singapore, France, Germany, Italy and Spain share the top spot.

January 12, 2024

Starbucks sued for ‘100% ethical’ sourcing claim for tea and coffee

The National Consumers League alleges in a lawsuit that Starbucks procures supplies from farms and cooperatives that committed human rights and labor abuses.

January 11, 2024

Blinken meets with Netanyahu in hopes of stemming Israel-Gaza conflict’s spread

Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit is also aimed at reducing civilian deaths in the fighting and trying to forge a consensus on the Gaza Strip’s future.

January 9, 2024