WBUR Staff

Asma Khalid

Reporter, WBUR Newsroom, WBUR

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.

Her reporting has received a Gracie Award and accolades from the Religion Newswriters Association, as well as the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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!

Recent stories

It’s Baker Vs. Coakley For The Corner Office

September 10, 2014
Republican Charlie Baker, left, and Democrat Martha Coakley. (AP's Stephan Savoia, WBUR's Jesse Costa)

BOSTON — Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker will face off in November after winning the gubernatorial nominations of their respective parties.

On Final Weekend, Democratic Gov. Hopefuls Turn To Spirituality, Sports And 6th District

September 07, 2014
Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls, from left, Don Berwick, Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman at the state Democratic Convention in Worcester, Mass. in June. (Stephan Savoia/AP, file)

BOSTON — Don Berwick, Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman spent the weekend making a final pitch to potential voters ahead of the Massachusetts statewide primary elections Tuesday.

Republican Charlie Baker Wants To Run A More Efficient Mass. Government

September 05, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker, right, chats with Bradford Herrick, of Bridgewater, during a visit at Eagle’s Deli in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker is a results-oriented manager, with a desire to find ways to make government more efficient.

Berwick Goes On Offensive During Debate Between Democratic Candidates For Governor

September 04, 2014

BOSTON — Former federal health care administrator Don Berwick went on the offensive against his two opponents, Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman.

WBUR Poll: Coakley Holds Leads Over Democratic Foes, Baker

September 03, 2014
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is the front-runner in the Democratic gubernatorial race, and maintains a lead in hypothetical general election matchups. She's seen here in a June file photo. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

BOSTON — The survey is the first in a series of WBUR tracking polls, which will be conducted weekly through the Nov. 4 general election.

Democratic Mass. Treasurer Candidates Vie For Voter Attention

August 29, 2014
The three Democrats in the state's treasurer race, from left: Tom Conroy, Barry Finegold and Deb Goldberg. (Courtesy of the campaigns)

BOSTON — Recent poll numbers suggest more than half of Massachusetts voters are undecided in their pick for state treasurer in the Democratic primary.

Rep. Tierney Facing 4 Opponents In 6th District Primary

August 28, 2014
Democratic challenger Seth Moulton, left, and longtime U.S. Rep. John Tierney (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

PEABODY, Mass. — Experience and incumbency have not prevented fellow Democrats from jumping into the political ring to try and throw Tierney out.

Race For Attorney General Turns Testy At Debate

August 26, 2014
Democratic candidates for Massachusetts attorney general Warren Tolman, left, and Maura Healey. (Courtesy of the campaigns)

BOSTON — Democrats Warren Tolman and Maura Healey agree on many issues, but the two were eager to nitpick at a debate Tuesday.

Mass. Governor Hopefuls Launch TV Barrage, Despite Audience Dip

August 18, 2014
Candidates in the 2014 gubernatorial election. (Top left to right) Charlie Baker, Don Berwick, Martha Coakley, Evan Falchuk. (Bottom left to right) Jeff McCormick, Scott Lively, Steve Grossman, Mark Fisher. (WBUR file photo)

BOSTON — Ratings show fewer people are watching traditional television, but super PACs and gubernatorial candidates are still investing thousands of dollars in TV ads.

2 Republican Visions For Mass. At WBUR Debate

August 13, 2014
Republican gubernatorial candidates Mark Fisher, left, and Charlie Baker debate at WBUR Wednesday morning. WBUR host Bob Oakes moderates. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

BOSTON — Front-runner Charlie Baker and Tea Party-aligned Mark Fisher met for their first head-to-head debate of the campaign season.

Clinton’s Sam Alves Sings His Way To Stardom In Brazil

April 01, 2014
Sam Alves (YouTube screenshot)

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.

Firehouse Memorial Grows After Back Bay Blaze

March 27, 2014
A makeshift memorial at Engine 33 fire station on Boylston Street is pictured Thursday. Engine 33 was the station of fallen firefighters Edward Walsh and Michael Kennedy. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

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.

‘She Who Tells A Story’: Photos Show The Middle East Through Women’s Eyes

October 09, 2013
Newsha Tavakolian’s photo of Maral Afsharian (MFA)

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.

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