Justin Klawans

Staff writer

Justin Klawans is a staff writer at The Week. Based in Chicago, he was previously a breaking news reporter for Newsweek, writing breaking news and features for verticals including politics, U.S. and global affairs, business, crime, sports, and more. His reporting has been cited on many online platforms, in addition to CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

He is also passionate about entertainment and sports news, and has covered film, television, and casting news as a freelancer for outlets like Collider and United Press International, as well as Chicago sports news for Fansided.

FIFA president defends World Cup in Qatar despite country's human rights record
FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference prior to the World Cup.
Sparking Backlash

FIFA president defends World Cup in Qatar despite country's human rights record

At least 2 dead as western New York sees massive snowfall
Snow removal in Hamburg, New York following a blizzard.
Not a Winter Wonderland

At least 2 dead as western New York sees massive snowfall

Negotiators reportedly strike deal on U.N. climate talks
A speech being given during the COP27 climate conference in Egypt.
Helping The World

Negotiators reportedly strike deal on U.N. climate talks

10 things you need to know today: November 19, 2022
Logo of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: November 19, 2022

What awaits Brittney Griner
Brittney Griner.
Briefing

What awaits Brittney Griner

The role of sportswashing in politics and athletics
Sportswashing.
Briefing

The role of sportswashing in politics and athletics

Report: Elon Musk considering stepping back from Twitter and Tesla
Elon Musk
Stepping Aside?

Report: Elon Musk considering stepping back from Twitter and Tesla

Wrong-way driver hits group of L.A. County Sheriff's recruits, injuring 25
The vehicle involved in a wrong-way crashed that injured 25 sheriff's recruits in Los Angeles.
A Tragic Incident

Wrong-way driver hits group of L.A. County Sheriff's recruits, injuring 25

Lula pledges to fix Amazon Rainforest at COP27
Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Promising A Change

Lula pledges to fix Amazon Rainforest at COP27

Officials: 'Russian-made missiles' land in Poland, leaving at least 2 people dead
An unexploded missile seen on the ground in Ukraine.
Unprovoked Attack?

Officials: 'Russian-made missiles' land in Poland, leaving at least 2 people dead

Father of UVA shooting suspect apologizes, says he 'still can't believe' what happened
A student places flowers at a memorial following the shooting at UVA.
A Tragic Outcome

Father of UVA shooting suspect apologizes, says he 'still can't believe' what happened

Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit controversial World Cup in Qatar
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken
Controversial

Secretary of State Antony Blinken to visit controversial World Cup in Qatar

Walmart agrees to pay $3.1 billion for allegedly contributing to opioid crisis
A Walmart sign seen in Illinois.
Paying Out

Walmart agrees to pay $3.1 billion for allegedly contributing to opioid crisis

Thousands protest president's plan to overhaul Mexican electoral system
Thousands march through Mexico City in protest of proposed electoral reforms.
Taking To The Streets

Thousands protest president's plan to overhaul Mexican electoral system

Experimental drug fails to show slowing of dementia in blow to Alzheimer's research
The headquarters of pharmaceutical company Roche in Switzerland.
A Disappointing Result

Experimental drug fails to show slowing of dementia in blow to Alzheimer's research

Slovenia elects Melania Trump's former lawyer as 1st female president
Slovenian President-elect Nataša Pirc Musar.
Madam President

Slovenia elects Melania Trump's former lawyer as 1st female president

Explosion in Istanbul kills at least 6, injures dozens more
Turkish ambulances seen responding to an explosion in Istanbul.
Terror in Turkey

Explosion in Istanbul kills at least 6, injures dozens more

Netanyahu to form new government in Israel, create conservative coalition
Israeli politician Benjamin Netanyahu
Back in the Driver's Seat

Netanyahu to form new government in Israel, create conservative coalition

At least 6 people killed during air show crash in Dallas
A fireball is seen rising from a plane crash in Dallas during an airshow.
Tragedy in Dallas

At least 6 people killed during air show crash in Dallas

10 things you need to know today: November 13, 2022
Asian leaders seen during the recent ASEAN summit in Cambodia.
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: November 13, 2022

Sen. Cortez Masto beats GOP challenger in Nevada, Dems hold Senate
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.).
2022 elections

Sen. Cortez Masto beats GOP challenger in Nevada, Dems hold Senate

Prosecutors seeking 15 years behind bars for Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes
Elizabeth Holmes, the convicted founder of biotech company Theranos.
Asking For Time

Prosecutors seeking 15 years behind bars for Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes

Donald Trump sues Jan. 6 Committee to block subpoena
Donald Trump
Fighting the Power

Donald Trump sues Jan. 6 Committee to block subpoena

Mark Kelly re-elected in Arizona, Democrats inch toward Senate control
Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) holds a speech on Election Night.
Keeping His Seat

Mark Kelly re-elected in Arizona, Democrats inch toward Senate control

10 things you need to know today: November 12, 2022
President Biden seen during the ASEAN summit in Cambodia.
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: November 12, 2022

What's next for John Fetterman?
John Fetterman.
Briefing

What's next for John Fetterman?

Tropical Storm Nicole strengthens into hurricane, will likely batter Florida
Waves batter the Florida coastline as Tropical Storm Nicole strengthens.
A Storm on the Horizon

Tropical Storm Nicole strengthens into hurricane, will likely batter Florida

Is the Metaverse to blame for Meta's layoff of 11,000 employees?
The entrance to the Meta headquarters.
Cutting Costs

Is the Metaverse to blame for Meta's layoff of 11,000 employees?

Everything you need to know about the Georgia Senate runoff
Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker.
Round Two

Everything you need to know about the Georgia Senate runoff

Sen. Ron Johnson re-elected in Wisconsin, keeping key Senate seat red
Re-elected Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.).
Holding His Spot

Sen. Ron Johnson re-elected in Wisconsin, keeping key Senate seat red

What Kevin McCarthy would do as House speaker
Kevin McCarthy.
Briefing

What Kevin McCarthy would do as House speaker

Trump says McConnell should be ousted as GOP Senate leader
Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell.
Losing His Support

Trump says McConnell should be ousted as GOP Senate leader

Pennsylvania could see days-long delays in midterm results
A sign depicting the Liberty Bell with the word "vote."
A Slow Count

Pennsylvania could see days-long delays in midterm results

How President Biden is spending Election Day
President Biden seen during a speech.
Presidential Pastime

How President Biden is spending Election Day

Misinformation on midterm elections likely to run rampant on Twitter, report says
Twitter logo seen in illustration.
New Conspiracies

Misinformation on midterm elections likely to run rampant on Twitter, report says

Recreational marijuana on the ballot in 5 states
A man waves a flag during a marijuana legalization protest.
Blazing a Trail

Recreational marijuana on the ballot in 5 states