Kelly Kasulis Cho named breaking news reporter and editor at The Post’s Seoul hub

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Announcement from Foreign Editor Douglas Jehl and Acting Deputy Foreign Editor Susan Levine and Seoul Center Editor Kendra Nichols:

We are very pleased to announce that Kelly Kasulis Cho will be joining The Post as a reporter and breaking news editor in our Seoul hub.

Kelly will be part of a rapidly expanding team covering the most pressing and interesting stories breaking anywhere in the world during Asia Day. The Seoul hub is part of a 24-hour relay where responsibilities are handed off from Seoul to London to Washington to ensure the delivery of timely and quality coverage to our global audience 24 hours a day .

These breaking news hubs have become an integral part of The Post’s newsroom since its launch a year ago. Kelly joins us as part of an expansion that will see the Seoul and London operations grow by 40 percent this year, to 14 full-time employees at each location. She will work primarily as a reporter, but will occasionally move into an editing role.

Kelly is currently a staff editor at The New York Times in Seoul, where she works on the homepage, newsletters, and push alerts. She previously worked as editor-in-chief and reporter for NK News, an independent news organization covering North Korea, and as a freelance foreign correspondent covering the Koreas for various news organizations including Public Radio International, BBC World Service and Bloomberg BNA.

She began her career as digital editor for the GroundTruth Project and as a contributor to the Boston Globe, where she wrote a weekly science column and helped cover Asian American issues. She is a graduate of Northeastern University and spent four years as a fellow through the Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media, with a placement at NBC Connecticut.

Kelly grew up in the United States but has been living in Seoul since 2017; she speaks korean Please welcome Kelly who will be starting in downtown Seoul on September 19th.

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