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!
Politicians, friends and former colleagues celebrated the man known as the “Lion of the Senate” Monday, as the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate formally opened its doors on Colombia Point in Dorchester.
Most of this virtual museum does not celebrate Sen. Edward Kennedy or his legislative accomplishments. Instead it celebrates the process of government, which is what he wanted, his widow says.
Boston 2024, the group behind Boston’s bid, joined the call for a ballot question.
A new WBUR poll finds 58 percent of Bostonians say the city did a “fair” or “poor” job clearing snow off public streets.
For both likely GOP candidates, it was a chance to make a first impression in the crucial early primary state.
The $38 billion proposal calls for a few spending increases, but for the most part keeps funding level for most state programs while reigning in spending growth.
MBTA commuter rail service is expected to operate at about three-quarters capacity Friday morning, and it is not expected to return to full capacity for another month.
Guth’s “cosmic inflation” is accepted as the most plausible explanation for the evolution of the universe.
Whether or not Sen. Elizabeth Warren runs for president, it seems she has the clout to push her party to the left.
Among Boston area voters, opposition to hosting the 2024 Summer Games has grown by 13 points in just one month.
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.
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.