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 — Ratings show fewer people are watching traditional television, but super PACs and gubernatorial candidates are still investing thousands of dollars in TV ads.
BOSTON — Front-runner Charlie Baker and Tea Party-aligned Mark Fisher met for their first head-to-head debate of the campaign season.
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.
BOSTON — The protests and empty shelves at Market Basket have gained the attention of gubernatorial candidates this election season.
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.
BOSTON — From Lynn to Bourne, it has been a passionate and polarizing week for immigration issues.
BOSTON — At a public meeting in Bourne Tuesday night, there was widespread criticism of Gov. Patrick’s proposal.
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.
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.
BOSTON — Taking her populist rhetoric on the road Monday, Warren spent the afternoon fundraising and campaigning with West Virginia Democrat Natalie Tennant, who is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate.
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.