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 — At a public meeting in Bourne Tuesday night, there was widespread criticism of Gov. Patrick’s proposal.
BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick has offered two locations in the state — in Bourne and Chicopee — as shelter for unaccompanied children crossing the nation’s southern border.
BOSTON — Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is her party’s star, bringing out crowds and checkbooks nationwide. But as much as Democrats love to see Warren on the campaign trail, so do Republicans.
BOSTON — Taking her populist rhetoric on the road Monday, Warren spent the afternoon fundraising and campaigning with West Virginia Democrat Natalie Tennant, who is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate.
STRATHAM, N.H. — On Wednesday, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney threw his support behind Scott Brown’s U.S. Senate campaign.
BOSTON — The anticipated casino revenue — that $73 million — is only 0.2 percent of the total budget.
BOSTON — Policy makers are promising to quickly replace the state law designed to protect patients at clinics where abortions are performed from protesters in the wake of a recent SCOTUS decision strking down the buffer zone around clinic entrances.
BOSTON — Four days after the convention, Donald Berwick, Martha Coakley and Steve Grossman are beginning to sound unique.
WORCESTER, Mass. — Steve Grossman received the endorsement in the race to succeed Gov. Deval Patrick, with 35 percent of votes cast. Martha Coakley and Don Berwick also qualified for the primary ballot.
WORCESTER, Mass. — The president praised the high school as a model for the rest of the country.
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.