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 — Data shows that to win the gubernatorial race, both Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker need the support of women, but they need it in different ways.
BOSTON — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley holds a 7-point lead over Republican rival Charlie Baker, according to the latest WBUR weekly tracking poll.
BOSTON — Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker will face off in November after winning the gubernatorial nominations of their respective parties.
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 gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker is a results-oriented manager, with a desire to find ways to make government more efficient.
BOSTON — Former federal health care administrator Don Berwick went on the offensive against his two opponents, Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman.
BOSTON — The survey is the first in a series of WBUR tracking polls, which will be conducted weekly through the Nov. 4 general election.
BOSTON — Recent poll numbers suggest more than half of Massachusetts voters are undecided in their pick for state treasurer in the Democratic primary.
PEABODY, Mass. — Experience and incumbency have not prevented fellow Democrats from jumping into the political ring to try and throw Tierney out.
BOSTON — Democrats Warren Tolman and Maura Healey agree on many issues, but the two were eager to nitpick at a debate Tuesday.
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.