Asma Khalid is WBUR’s newest reporter. She came to Boston via Washington, D.C., where she was a producer for National Public Radio’s flagship show Morning Edition.
Before WBUR, Asma also worked as a freelancer, reporting stories for NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She’s also reported for WUNC in Raleigh/Durham and WAMU in Washington, D.C.
In 2010, Asma traveled to Pakistan to work as an independent reporter. And, in the aftermath of Osama bin Laden’s death, she joined NPR’s Steve Inskeep to lead Morning Edition’s coverage from the region.
Asma has a master’s in Middle East Studies and speaks Arabic and Urdu.
When she isn’t in the newsroom, you can probably find her on the tennis court!
BOSTON — The new governor has a 58 percent approval rating among Boston voters. Just 10 percent of Bostonians have an unfavorable opinion of Baker.
BOSTON — Three-quarters of poll respondents said residents in Boston and surrounding towns should vote on whether to host the 2024 Summer Games.
STRATHAM, N.H. — In recent days, the former Massachusetts governor and failed GOP presidential nominee has said he’s considering another run for the White House.
Massachusetts is wrestling with a mid-fiscal year budget shortfall estimated to be at least $500 million.
BOSTON — In his inaugural speech, Gov. Charlie Baker seemed eager to strike a tone of cooperation.
BOSTON — WBUR’s Asma Khalid, who covered the campaign of Governor-elect Charlie Baker throughout the past year, joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to review Baker’s political success on his second run for governor.
St. Patrick’s Parish has broadened its mission to shepherd not just its flock, but the whole city. People say a lot of this change is because of one man — Father Paul O’Brien.
BOSTON — Hillary Clinton is still keeping quiet about any possible presidential plans. But, as she swung through Boston Thursday afternoon, the former secretary of state wasn’t shy about sounding presidential.
BOSTON — The president’s immigration reforms will help nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants nationwide, leaving an estimated 6 million left hoping there will be more change soon.
BOSTON — Five former students agreed to meet at WBUR and share their collective, yet incredibly personal, stories.
CLINTON, Mass. — Born in Brazil but raised by adoptive parents in Clinton, Mass., Sam Alves recently won Brazil’s version of “The Voice.” His new album is out today.
BOSTON — Michael Kennedy and Lt. Edward Walsh were both working out of the Engine 33 firehouse. Since Wednesday’s deadly fire, that station has become a memorial to the two men.
A Boston MFA exhibit includes work from 12 female photographers across the Arab world and Iran, offering an insider’s look at an often-misunderstood region.