Kelly Kasulis Cho named reporter and editor-in-chief of The Post’s Seoul hub

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

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

Kelly will be part of a growing team covering the most pressing and interesting stories breaking out anywhere in the world on Asia Day. The Seoul hub is part of a 24-hour relay in which responsibilities are transferred from Seoul to London via Washington to ensure the delivery of fast, quality coverage to our global audience around the clock.

These news hubs have become an integral part of The Post’s newsroom since their launch a year ago. Kelly joins us as part of an expansion in which Seoul and London operations will grow 40% this year, to 14 full-time employees at each location. She will work primarily as a journalist but will occasionally move into an editor role.

Kelly is currently the editor of The New York Times in Seoul, where she works on the homepage, newsletters and push alerts. Previously, she worked as an editor and reporter for NK News, an independent news agency covering North Korea, and as a freelance foreign correspondent covering Koreas for several news outlets, including Public Radio International, BBC World Service and Bloomberg. BNA.

She began her career as a 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 graduated from Northeastern University and spent four years as a fellow at the Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media, interning at NBC Connecticut.

Kelly grew up in the US but has lived in Seoul since 2017; she speaks korean. Please welcome Kelly, who will start at the Seoul hub on September 19.