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 — The President’s immigration reforms will help nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants nationwide, leaving an estimated 6 million left hoping there will be more change soon.
BOSTON — Five former students agreed to meet at WBUR and share their collective, yet incredibly personal, stories.
WINTHROP, Mass. — On Veterans Day, the town of Winthrop honored a local family who made a large and unusual World War II contribution: Six members of the family served in the war, and they all came home alive.
BOSTON — After declaring victory Wednesday, Governor-elect Charlie Baker met with Gov. Deval Patrick to start talking about the transition between administrations.
BOSTON — The night before Election Day finds the two leading candidates for governor still out on the campaign trail, and respective campaign volunteers working the phones urging people to get out and vote Tuesday.
BOSTON — With the edge in most polls, Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker spent the weekend rallying his supporters.
BOSTON — For both candidates, their closing arguments relied on the charisma and blessings of two politicians with direct experience in this job: Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick and former Republican Gov. Bill Weld.
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.
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.