Kelyn returns to The Publish after a four-yr stint as sporting activities editor for Washington City Paper, in which he released a new sports area in June 2018. Through his time there, he covered major sporting events these kinds of as the Stanley Cup finals and the Earth Sequence, wrote a go over story on the secret of how qualified runners make a dwelling, and explored the specialized niche, underappreciated side of athletics in D.C. In 2020, Kelyn received a Dateline Award for total sports activities coverage from the Society of Expert Journalists’ D.C. chapter.
Kelyn initially joined The Post in May 2013, in which he worked for five yrs as a news aide and large university sporting activities reporter on the athletics desk. He wrote about a wide range of subjects, together with the dishonest trouble in youth tennis, the prevalence of eating issues amongst runners, and “plogging” (running though buying up litter). Kelyn manufactured buddies across the newsroom by often serving to out with weekend coverage of events which includes the Women’s March and March for Our Life. He also contributed to Ebook Globe, Arts & Enjoyment, Area Residing, Education, and the Inspired Existence and Retropolis weblogs. Kelyn also organized managing activities with his colleagues in 2018, The Submit defeat just about 100 teams to earn the over-all team award at the ACLI Money Problem a few-mile run.
Kelyn attended the College of Maryland, the place he acquired an MS in kinesiological sciences and a master’s diploma in multiplatform journalism, all although taking care of the university’s women’s varsity volleyball group. He’s at present an assistant cross state and observe and subject coach at Walter Johnson Higher College and serves as vice president of engagement for the Asian American Journalists Association’s D.C. chapter.
Kelyn was born in Brooklyn, the last 4 letters of which encouraged his initial name. He grew up speaking Mandarin and has a black belt in taekwondo. In addition to teaching for this year’s New York City Marathon, which he will operate to fundraise for AAJA, he enjoys actively playing tennis, hiking and heading to live shows.
Please welcome Kelyn again to the newsroom. His first day is July 18.