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

Britain approves first coal mine in 30 years

Coal is the planet’s most polluting fossil fuel and the greenlighting of a new mine is controversial in Britain and beyond.

December 7, 2022

Prince Harry and Meghan in Netflix documentary seek to control their story

There's a long tradition of British royals trying to influence public accounts of their lives.

December 6, 2022

Susan Hussey was the queen’s right-hand woman. Her downfall was swift.

Britons debated whether the comments of 83-year-old Susan Hussey, Prince William’s godmother, to a Black activist were racist or just out of touch.

December 1, 2022

Prince William’s godmother resigns royal role over treatment of Black palace guest

Lady Susan Hussey had been dubbed “Number One Head Girl” for the central role she played in the life of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

November 30, 2022

Rishi Sunak budget seeks to stabilize U.K. economy rattled by Liz Truss

The tax increases and spending cuts come amid grim tidings from the Office of Budget Responsibility which predicts living standards are going to fall by 7 percent over the next two years.

November 17, 2022

What really happened to Royal Yacht Britannia from ‘The Crown’ Season 5?

Whether Queen Elizabeth II lobbied the prime minister for yacht repairs has become a point of contention.

November 11, 2022

Weaker-than-expected GOP results calm Europe’s nerves — for now

For a continent still reeling from Trump-era upheavals, the results lend themselves to at least some short-term stability, especially with regards to Ukraine.

November 9, 2022

Protester hurls eggs at King Charles III, decrying slavery

The man missed his mark and was dragged off by police while the crowd chanted "God Save the King."

November 9, 2022

King Charles III wants to look ahead. ‘The Crown’ drags him back.

Season 5 of the Netflix show premieres at an awkward time for the new king.

November 9, 2022

Girl’s message in a bottle fuels anger at U.K. asylum conditions

The British government is struggling to produce a cogent strategy to humanely slow the flow of illegal migrants, as the number of attempted entries surge.

November 3, 2022