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 Republican has narrowed the gap in urban hubs, and now holds a 1-point lead in the WBUR poll.
BOSTON — Nearly every political poll shows the race for governor of Massachusetts is essentially tied, which means Democrats and Republicans are scrambling to find an edge as election day creeps closer.
BOSTON — Democrat Steve Kerrigan and Republican Karyn Polito are on a curious mission to electrify “traditional” Democrats and Republicans.
BOSTON — Democrat Martha Coakley leads Republican Charlie Baker 42-39 in the Massachusetts governor’s race, according to a new WBUR weekly tracking poll.
BOSTON — Secretary of State John Kerry visited the Wind Technology Testing Center in Boston Thursday.
BOSTON — Millennials are often mocked as Starbucks baristas with Ivy League educations. And while they are the best-educated generation to date, data from the Pew Research Center shows about two-thirds of millennials between ages 25 and 32 lack a bachelor’s degree.
BOSTON — Sparks flew Tuesday night at the first Boston-area televised debate among the five candidates running for governor of Massachusetts.
BOSTON — The race for governor of Massachusetts remains a toss-up, while the latest WBUR tracking poll finds a narrowing gap on the casino referendum.
BOSTON — Polls show the race for governor of Massachusetts is essentially a toss-up. While Democrat Martha Coakley tried to solidify her base of women supporters Wednesday, Republican Charlie Baker was boldly encroaching on traditional Democratic turf.
BOSTON — The new WBUR weekly tracking survey shows Democrat Martha Coakley leading Republican Charlie Baker by a slim 3-point margin, 44-41.
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.