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Asma Khalid

Political Correspondent — National Public Radio (NPR)

Asma Khalid (B.A.J., 2006) is a political correspondent covering the 2020 presidential campaign for National Public Radio (NPR).

Before joining NPR's political team, Asma helped launch a new team for Boston's NPR station WBUR where she reported on biz/tech and the Future of Work.

She's reported on a range of stories over the years — including the 2016 presidential campaign, the Boston Marathon bombings and the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger. During her reporting of the 2016 election, Khalid often used data to dig into demographic trends; for example, she created the Perfect State Index to find the most “representative” US state ahead of the 2016 primary season.

Khalid got her start in broadcasting in her home state of Indiana, graduating in 2006 with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University. Following her time at IU, Khalid was introduced to radio reporting through an internship at BBC Newshour in London during graduate school. She went on to earn her Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge in 2007.

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