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!
MBTA commuter rail service is expected to operate at about three-quarters capacity Friday morning, and it is not expected to return to full capacity for another month.
Guth’s “cosmic inflation” is accepted as the most plausible explanation for the evolution of the universe.
Whether or not Sen. Elizabeth Warren runs for president, it seems she has the clout to push her party to the left.
Among Boston area voters, opposition to hosting the 2024 Summer Games has grown by 13 points in just one month.
While only 5 percent of Boston area residents say Gov. Charlie Baker is most responsible for the T troubles, 81 percent of those polled say this ought to be a “major priority” for his administration going forward.
When snowstorm after snowstorm pounds Boston, many of us get snow days. But not snow plow drivers.
After this week’s major MBTA woes, many say Boston’s aging system needs more money. But Baker doesn’t want to “automatically hit the revenue button.”
Some will say Gov. Charlie Baker was lucky with this week’s blizzard. But observers say he showed competence.
The new governor has a 58 percent approval rating among Boston voters. Just 10 percent of Bostonians have an unfavorable opinion of Baker.
Three-quarters of poll respondents said residents in Boston and surrounding towns should vote on whether to host the 2024 Summer Games.
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.
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.