Heather Kelly

San Francisco

Technology reporter

Education: New York University, BA in journalism

Heather Kelly is a reporter covering the ways technology affects everyday life, from family to finances. Based in San Francisco, she joined The Washington Post in 2019 after seven years at CNN, where she worked as a writer and editor.
Latest from Heather Kelly

    4 things to do before you leave Twitter

    Tech reporter Heather Kelly shares what to do to your account if you decide to leave Twitter.

    December 1, 2022

    From quitting to blocking: How to protect yourself on Musk’s Twitter

    From locking down privacy settings to finding a new social network, Twitter regulars have many options for protecting their personal information.

    December 1, 2022

    How to tell real products from scams when shopping online

    It’s hard to tell what’s quality or a scam online. Use these research skills to avoid getting duped.

    November 28, 2022

    You’ve decided to quit Twitter. Here’s what you can use to replace it.

    The best alternatives to Twitter for people who don't want to stay on the Elon Musk-owned site.

    November 22, 2022

    Is your kid ready for a phone?

    A guide for when and how to give your kid a smartphone. Heather Kelly polled the experts, and there’s a lot we can all learn from their advice – whether we have kids or not. Plus, we dive into the reported benefits of “brown noise.”

    November 22, 2022

    How to download your tweets in case Twitter shuts down permanently

    As hundreds of Twitter employees reportedly choose to leave Twitter following Musk's ultimatum, here's what you need to know about the platform's future.

    November 18, 2022

    iPhone 14s now can send SOS via satellite. Use it carefully.

    Apple's new Emergency SOS via satellite feature lets anyone with an iPhone 14 call for help when lost or hurt away from cell reception.

    November 15, 2022

    Baby boomers can’t stop staring at their phones

    Even grandparents can struggle with screen time. Here's how to help them put down their phones and be more present.

    November 12, 2022

    Twitter’s paid verification service is here. What you need to know.

    Elon Musk wants to charge Twitter users for verification. Here's what that means for people who have the blue check mark, and those who want it.

    November 9, 2022

    How to avoid falling for and spreading misinformation online

    Breaking news moves fast online, and it can be difficult to tell what's real and what's purposefully misleading or fake. Here's how to sort through it all.

    November 9, 2022