Bryan Pietsch

Seoul

Reporter

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

NYC mayor defends nuclear-attack PSA: ‘Better safe than sorry’

Eric Adams said the video, which advised New Yorkers to “get inside, stay inside and stay tuned," was sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

July 13, 2022

Disgraced Sri Lankan president flees in predawn hours before resignation

The drama capped another tumultuous 24 hours after the president's brother also tried to leave the economically devastated country but was blocked at the airport.

July 12, 2022

The euro is nearly equal to the dollar. Here’s why it matters.

The euro and the U.S. dollar are exchanging at a 1-to-1 rate for the first time since the early years of the European currency’s creation.

July 12, 2022

Yosemite wildfire doubles in size, threatens over 500 giant sequoias

Sequoias, the world’s largest trees, have been repeatedly imperiled in recent years as climate change increases the intensity of wildfires.

July 12, 2022

White House says Iran may provide Russia with hundreds of drones

Ukraine is readying a force of 1 million with Western weapons to try to retake southern territory from Russia, Ukraine's defense minister told a British newspaper.

July 11, 2022

Strike on apartment complex in eastern Ukraine kills 15, traps more under rubble

Rescuers pulled six survivors from the debris pile, one after nearly a full day of digging. Officials expected the Chasiv Yar death toll to rise.

July 11, 2022

Schumer tests positive for coronavirus amid wave of new U.S. cases

U.S. coronavirus cases are rising as BA.5, the latest offshoot of the omicron variant, has quickly become dominant.

July 10, 2022

Threats from Highland Park suspect drew police attention in 2019

The 21-year-old suspect allegedly disguised himself in women's clothes when carryout out the shooting.

July 5, 2022

Highland Park suspect initially charged with 7 counts of murder

Police are holding Robert E. Crimo III, 21, in connection with the attack and say that he blended in with the terrified crowd to escape after opening fire.

July 6, 2022

Highland Park shooting: Police arrest ‘person of interest’ after gunman killed 6 at parade

More than 40 people were hospitalized after the shooting at the Highland Park, Ill., Fourth of July parade.

July 5, 2022