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 — Newcomer Seth Moulton is raising more money than U.S. Rep. John Tierney, but the incumbent is well known in the district.
BOSTON — WBUR’s Asma Khalid says the scene at the Boston Marathon finish line was festive yet defiant.
BOSTON — This morning, for the 47th year in a row, Ben Beach will line up in Hopkinton to run 26.2 miles. The Maryland native holds the record for the most consecutive Boston Marathon runs in history. But his road to the record hasn’t always been easy.
BOSTON — The city gathered Tuesday to honor the wounded, pay tribute to the victims, and to thank the thousands who offered help during those moments of crisis.
BOSTON — Immigrant-friendly policies may be a Democratic talking point on the national stage, but they have had little recent traction in deep-blue Massachusetts.
WATERTOWN, Mass. — Lt. Edward Walsh was remembered Wednesday in Watertown.
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.
BOSTON — A report released Wednesday says the DCF did not ensure children were receiving medical screenings when they were placed in the agency’s custody.
BOSTON — If it’s ratified, it will be the first contract the Lawrence Teachers’ Union has had in three-and-a-half years.