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!
SALEM, Mass. — Fourteen-year-old Philip Chism is accused of raping and murdering his 24-year-old math teacher.
BOSTON — Tesla sells its electric cars directly to consumers. The Massachusetts Auto Dealers Association says that’s against the law.
BOSTON — While Massachusetts students trailed Asian teens, they performed better in all three subjects than the average U.S. student.
BOSTON — A business pledge is at the center of Boston’s efforts to become the first city in the country to completely erase the gender wage gap.
BOSTON — Massachusetts is training 30,000 teachers to help students who are not proficient in English.
BOSTON — Mayor-elect Marty Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly spent the day after a hotly contested election very differently.
BOSTON — In Massachusetts, anyone 14 and older accused of murder is automatically tried as an adult with no discretion from prosecutors or the judge.
ANDOVER, Mass. — Hundreds packed a church in Colleen Ritzer’s hometown of Andover for her funeral Mass. Ritzer was killed last week, allegedly by a student.
DANVERS, Mass. — The question of why a seemingly shy freshman soccer player would allegedly kill his teacher still looms large in the small North Shore community.
DANVERS, Mass. — Colleen Ritzer, 24, was found dead in the woods behind Danvers High School Tuesday night. A freshman student, 14-year-old Philip Chism, has been charged with her murder.