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

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.

SCOTUS Chief Justice Strays From Politics At Annual Bar Conference

August 11, 2014
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at the American Bar Association's annual meeting in Boston on Monday. (Elise Amendola/AP)

BOSTON — During a rare public appearance in Boston Monday, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts spoke about the power and legacy of the Magna Carta at the annual conference of the American Bar Association.

Mass. Gov. Candidates Weigh In On Market Basket Dispute

August 07, 2014

BOSTON — The protests and empty shelves at Market Basket have gained the attention of gubernatorial candidates this election season.

Race For Mass. Attorney General Splits Democrats

August 04, 2014
Democratic candidates for Massachusetts attorney general Warren Tolman, left, and Maura Healey. (Courtesy of the campaigns)

BOSTON — The gubernatorial election may be getting more attention, but the tight race for attorney general is bringing out Democratic devotees and dollars. Democratic candidates for attorney general Maura Healey and Warren Tolman are relying on different bases of support for their campaigns.

Gov. Patrick’s Offer To House Unaccompanied Immigrants Sparks Debate

July 25, 2014

BOSTON — From Lynn to Bourne, it has been a passionate and polarizing week for immigration issues.

Bourne Residents Critical Of Proposal To House Immigrant Children

July 23, 2014

BOSTON — At a public meeting in Bourne Tuesday night, there was widespread criticism of Gov. Patrick’s proposal.

U.S. Officials Will Review 2 Mass. Sites To House Unaccompanied Migrant Children

July 18, 2014

BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick has offered two locations in the state — in Bourne and Chicopee — as shelter for unaccompanied children crossing the nation’s southern border.

Sen. Warren Goes Campaigning, Pleasing Democrats — And Republicans

July 18, 2014
As much as Democrats love to see Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the campaign trail, so do Republicans, who say she can help boost GOP candidates. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

BOSTON — Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is her party’s star, bringing out crowds and checkbooks nationwide. But as much as Democrats love to see Warren on the campaign trail, so do Republicans.

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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