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!
A New York Times exposé revealed that employees at many nail salons around metro New York work with toxic chemicals under poor conditions and for little pay. We visit a local salon, MiniLuxe, that prides itself on exceptional hygiene and fair wages.
There’s pushback on Beacon Hill to Gov. Charlie Baker’s plans to fix the troubled MBTA. The opposition speaks to a larger skepticism about the governor’s proposed T fix that was on full display at a five-hour hearing on Beacon Hill Monday.
The self-described socialist from Vermont is a familiar face in New Hampshire, but it’s generally accepted that this Democratic presidential hopeful has very little chance of winning the election. He’s a long shot, but a long shot with the potential to shake up the race.
The state’s Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program links up foreign entrepreneurs looking to start businesses in the U.S. with local universities, which are exempt from the H-1B visa quota.
Hillary Clinton is in New Hampshire this week for her first visit to the state since officially entering the 2016 presidential race.
Gov. Baker’s first 100 days have involved some big surprises — many of them weather related.
Over the last month, support for punishing the convicted Boston Marathon bomber to life in prison rather than death has risen by 10 points in the Boston area.
A panel appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker says the transit system is in “severe financial distress,” lacks a “viable maintenance plan,” and is “governed ineffectively.”
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.
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.