Bryan Pietsch



Education: Arizona State University, BA in Journalism and BA in Business

Bryan Pietsch is a reporter covering breaking news for The Washington Post from its hub in Seoul. He previously covered breaking news for the New York Times in Colorado. Pietsch was born in South Korea and raised in Minnesota. He graduated from Arizona State University's honors college and held internships at Reuters in Washington and Business Insider in New York.
Latest from Bryan Pietsch

Police largely clear 'Freedom Convoy’ protesters from key U.S.-Canada border crossing but keep it closed for now

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stressed that borders "cannot, and will not, remain closed," his office said.

February 13, 2022

New Zealand switches on sprinklers, and ‘Baby Shark,’ to deter ‘Freedom Convoy’-inspired protesters

The parliament playlist included James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful," prompting a tweet from the singer. Earlier efforts to deter the protesters with sprinklers seemed similarly unsuccessful.

February 13, 2022

    Biden is threatening Putin with personal sanctions over Ukraine. What to know about this pressure tactic.

    Personally targeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has massed forces along his country’s border with Ukraine, would be a highly unusual measure against the leader of a global power.

    February 2, 2022

    U.S., NATO send written responses to Russia on its demands over Ukraine crisis

    President Biden is moving to bolster support for European allies, some of which rely on Moscow for their energy needs, as fears of a renewed Russian invasion loom.

    January 26, 2022

    Hacking group claims control of Belarusian railroads in move to ‘disrupt’ Russian troops heading near Ukraine

    The "Cyber Partisans" collective of pro-democracy activists said they would return the rail network to “normal mode” if some political prisoners were released and Russian forces barred from Belarus.

    January 25, 2022

    Emergency phase of pandemic could end in 2022 but conditions still ‘ideal’ for new variants, WHO says

    The World Health Organization’s Hans Kluge said “it’s plausible that [Europe] is moving towards a kind of pandemic endgame.”

    January 24, 2022

    French adventurer, 75, disappears attempting to row solo across the Atlantic

    Jean-Jacques Savin's boat was found overturned near the Azores on Friday.

    January 23, 2022

    Cardi B will pay funeral expenses for Bronx fire victims

    The rapper and Bronx native has committed to paying funeral costs and expenses involving in repatriating some of the victims who will be buried in the Gambia in West Africa.

    January 20, 2022

    Biden touts work on pandemic, calls it ‘a job not yet finished’

    It's the largest deployment of personal protective equipment in U.S. history, a White House official said.

    January 19, 2022

    Puerto Rico exits bankruptcy after U.S. judge approves multibillion-dollar restructuring plan

    The debt restructuring will require budget cuts for the economically weakened U.S. territory, but it is also likely to lower financing costs.

    January 19, 2022