Karla Adam


London correspondent covering the United Kingdom

Education: Queen's University, BA in psychology ; London School of Economics, MSc in organizational psychology; Columbia University, MS in journalism

Karla Adam is a London correspondent for The Washington Post. Before joining The Post in 2006, she worked as a freelancer in London, writing for several U.S. publications including the New York Times, Newsweek and People magazine. She is a former president of the Association of American Correspondents in London. Adam has degrees from Queen’s University in Canada, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and the London School of Economics. She is a former president of the Association of American Correspondents in London.
Latest from Karla Adam

Flights grounded as U.K. air traffic control experiences ‘technical issue’

British officials said they had resolved the problem affecting flight planning but that it may take days for the associated delays to be sorted out.

August 28, 2023

British Museum director resigns over handling of thefts

The British Museum acknowledged last week that items were missing, stolen or damaged from its collection, including jewelry and semiprecious stones.

August 25, 2023

    What England’s World Cup semifinal win has meant to girls

    Reporter Karla Adam spoke with women and girls in London, as England prepares to face off Spain at the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday.

    August 19, 2023

    Once deemed unladylike, women’s soccer grabs center stage in England

    Soccer is England’s most popular sport and the hunger for the men to win a significant trophy is palpable. And yet, it’s the women who are getting the results.

    August 18, 2023

    U.K. arrests three Bulgarians suspected of spying for Russia

    The BBC reported the trio were working for Russian security services and had passports from several countries.

    August 15, 2023

    U.K. seeks to send migrants to Rwanda, an extreme plan others could copy

    What Britain is trying to do is an outgrowth of Brexit. But the effort has captured the interest of other countries that would like to outsource migration.

    August 11, 2023

    Northern Ireland police release officers’ names in ‘monumental’ breach

    The leak was especially sensitive in Northern Ireland, the only province nation in the United Kingdom where the terrorist threat is “severe."

    August 9, 2023

    Britain begins detaining migrants on barge firefighters called ‘deathtrap’

    The football-field-sized Bibby Stockholm has been retrofitted to hold 500 men. The government says it's cheaper than housing them in hotels.

    August 7, 2023

    Climate activists disrupted Wimbledon, exposed split in movement

    U.K.’s climate movement is divided over whether Just Stop Oil's disruptive protests are an important passion project or surefire way to alienate supporters.

    July 15, 2023

    Huw Edwards, BBC’s face of historic events, identified as suspended anchor

    He faces allegations that he paid for sexually explicit images from a teenager. His wife said he has been hospitalized with mental health issues.

    July 12, 2023