Bryan Pietsch


Reporter in Seoul covering U.S. and international news

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

Bryan Pietsch is a reporter on the Foreign desk covering breaking U.S. and international news for The Washington Post from its hub in Seoul. He previously reported for the New York Times in Colorado, Business Insider in New York and Reuters in Washington, D.C. Pietsch was born in South Korea and raised in Minnesota. He graduated from Arizona State University's honors college.
Latest from Bryan Pietsch

Ukraine live briefing: At least 2 dead in strikes on Kyiv; Russian military airfield attacked, officials say

The strikes in Kyiv came after a slew of drone attacks targeted at least six Russian regions, officials there said.

August 30, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: U.N. investigates alleged wartime abuses; Russia releases new video of Paul Whelan

Russia’s Investigative Committee said it confirmed the Wagner leader’s identity after the Embraer business jet crashed last week.

August 28, 2023

What we know about the Russian plane crash that killed Prigozhin

Yevgeniy Prigozhin and Dmitry Utkin, his deputy in the Wagner mercenary group, were on the flight that crashed, killing all 10 on board.

August 27, 2023

Three killed in racially motivated shooting at Florida store, sheriff says

The shooter “targeted a certain group a people, and that’s Black people,” said Sheriff T.K. Waters of Jacksonville.

August 27, 2023

California bar shooter who killed 3 identified as retired police officer

The incident occurred at the Cook’s Corner biker bar in Trabuco Canyon, about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

August 24, 2023

What to know about India’s Chandrayaan-3 moon landing

After Russia’s Luna-25 spacecraft crashed, all eyes are on Chandrayaan-3 as India attempts to become the first nation to land on the moon’s south pole.

August 23, 2023

U.S. tells Americans to leave Belarus immediately

Amid a buildup of Russian troops, the U.S. Embassy warned it has “limited ability to assist” Americans in Belarus, who shouldn’t “rely on U.S. government assistance.”

August 22, 2023

California assesses post-Hilary damage; some areas hit with flooding and mudslides

Effects of Tropical Storm Hilary, now a post-tropical cyclone, were forecast to extend through Monday in Southwestern U.S. and Mexico’s Baja California region.

August 21, 2023

Tropical Storm Hilary’s center enters California amid earthquake, flooding and mudslides

Tropical Storm Hilary heads toward Southern California, where heavy rainfall, winds and flooding are expected. Follow live updates as we cover the storm.

August 21, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Kyiv to get F-16 fighter jets from Netherlands and Denmark, Dutch PM says

Zelensky said Ukraine would “respond tangibly” after an attack on a theater in Chernihiv left at least 7 dead and injured more than 140 people.

August 20, 2023