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 — Direct flights from Boston’s Logan Airport to Dubai begin Monday night. In May, there’ll be another new destination: Istanbul. Then in June, nonstop flights between Boston and Beijing begin.
BOSTON — Last month, the number of requests to take kids away from their families was nearly double what it was a year ago. The state’s child advocate says that’s concerning.
BOSTON — When Boston’s first micro-apartments hit the market they were snatched up within weeks. Plans to build more, though, are limited.
BOSTON — Immigrants often say they don’t understand the risks of pleading guilty, especially to nonviolent offenses. But soon they might have some clarity.
Two Boston-area men are suing the newspaper because they say it falsely portrayed them as suspects in the marathon bombing.
LAWRENCE, Mass. — Lawrence suffers from a long list of woes, but new Mayor Daniel Rivera has his priorities: economic development and public safety.
BOSTON — Reaction was divided to news that the U.S. Justice Department will seek the death penalty in the case against alleged marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
BOSTON — The former state senator from Wakefield narrowly lost to Democratic U.S. Rep. Tierney in 2012.
BOSTON — Two-time national champion Ashley Wagner, 22, was selected over bronze medalist Mirai Nagasu. It was a controversial decision that has only been made a handful of times before.
BOSTON — Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross is now the department’s highest-ranking African-American police officer ever.