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 — Democratic candidate for governor Martha Coakley is calling on her Republican opponent Charlie Baker to offer specifics about a story he told in their debate Monday.
BOSTON — Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston’s history, is being remembered as a political giant. He passed away Thursday morning at 71 after a battle with cancer.
BOSTON — Questions are bubbling up about the tears shed thsi week by Republican candidate Charlie Baker. He and his opponent, Democrat Martha Coakley, are trying to campaign flawlessly for the final days before the election.
BOSTON — The final WBUR pre-election tracking poll shows the race for governor remains a virtual tie, with Republican Charlie Baker leading Democrat Martha Coakley by 1 point.
BOSTON — Here’s how the leading gubernatorial candidates have set themselves apart on early education, higher ed, earned sick time, welfare reform and climate change.
BOSTON — The visit by the Democratic’s Party’s most high-profile female comes as a new poll shows Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley’s support among women is falling.
BOSTON — The Republican has narrowed the gap in urban hubs, and now holds a 1-point lead in the WBUR poll.
BOSTON — Nearly every political poll shows the race for governor of Massachusetts is essentially tied, which means Democrats and Republicans are scrambling to find an edge as election day creeps closer.
BOSTON — Democrat Steve Kerrigan and Republican Karyn Polito are on a curious mission to electrify “traditional” Democrats and Republicans.
BOSTON — Democrat Martha Coakley leads Republican Charlie Baker 42-39 in the Massachusetts governor’s race, according to a new WBUR weekly tracking poll.
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.