Andrew Jeong

Seoul, South Korea

Reporter at the Seoul hub

Education: Cornell University, BA in Economics, History

Andrew Jeong is a reporter for The Washington Post in its Seoul hub. Before The Post, Jeong worked for the Wall Street Journal from 2017 to 2021 as a Seoul-based correspondent, focusing on North Korea. He previously worked as a reporter for the Korea Herald and the Acuris group, focusing on regulatory affairs. In addition to English, Jeong speaks fluent Korean and has intermediate skills in classical Chinese.
Latest from Andrew Jeong

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

Former flight attendant to become first woman to lead Japan Airlines

Mitsuko Tottori, 59, said safety would be her priority. She praised the flight crew that evacuated a planeload of people during a fiery accident this month.

January 18, 2024

Cleared in Black man’s death, Tacoma officers will get $500,000 to resign

The three officers, who were acquitted in the 2020 death of Manuel Ellis in Tacoma, Wash., will each get $500,000 as part of voluntary resignation agreements.

January 17, 2024

World’s first trillionaire may emerge in 10 years, disparity report finds

Antipoverty group Oxfam said the world’s five richest people have almost doubled their wealth since 2019, while nearly 5 billion people have become poorer.

January 16, 2024

U.S. carries out new strike on Houthi radar site; Israel speaks at ICJ

The Iran-backed Houthi militants said U.S.- and U.K.-led strikes in Yemen will “not go unpunished,” as Israel begins its defense at the International Court of Justice.

January 12, 2024

Poison expert is accused of fatally poisoning his wife

Connor Fitzgerald Bowman is suspected of poisoning his wife with a lethal amount of colchicine, a drug used to treat gout, according to Minnesota authorities.

January 11, 2024

Amalija Knavs, mother of former first lady Melania Trump, dies at 78

Knavs lived in Slovenia before moving to the United States, where she became a citizen in 2018. Melania Trump announced the death on social media.

January 10, 2024

Marine Corps says its top general is in good condition after heart surgery

Gen. Eric. M. Smith had been juggling two jobs, often working 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., before his cardiac arrest. The double duty was due to a hold on military promotions.

January 9, 2024

After part of a plane’s wall blew out, feds ground some Boeings

The Federal Aviation Administration has called for an inspection of 171 aircraft after part of a Boeing 737-9 Max’s wall blew out on an Alaska Airlines flight.

January 7, 2024

Iran announces arrest of 11 over deadly suicide bombings in Kerman

About 90 people were killed in Wednesday’s explosions at an event honoring a senior figure in Iran’s armed forces. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

January 6, 2024