Stephen Voss/NPR
Asma Khalid 2016
Stephen Voss/NPR

Asma Khalid

Political Reporter

Asma Khalid is a campaign reporter focusing on the intersection of demographics and politics in the 2016 election. Her stories range from exploring how Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis could influence the Florida vote to interviewing the "new millennials" — the Obama-era kids who will be casting their first vote for president in 2016.

Before joining NPR's Election Team, Asma covered politics for Boston's NPR station WBUR.

She's also reported on a number of breaking news stories, including the Boston Marathon bombings and the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger.

Asma got her start in radio through an internship at BBC Newshour in London during grad school. But, she also owes her journalism education to NPR. For a few years after college, she was a producer for NPR's Morning Edition.

[+] read more[-] less

H-1B Visa Debate: Are Foreign Tech Workers Hired Over Americans?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/518743020/518743021" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The empty stage for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on election night at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

Democrats Try To Find A Future Post-Obama With Fault Lines Along Economics, Race

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/511246837/511468492" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

First Family Watches Inaugural Parade Along Pennsylvania Avenue

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/510854957/510869169" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

President Trump Leads Inaugural Parade Down Pennsylvania Avenue

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/510828576/510828577" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Latino voters go to the polls for early voting at the Miami-Dade Government Center on October 21, 2004 in Miami, Florida. A key constituency in Florida, many wondered how conservative Latinos would vote after now President-elect Trump's remarks on immigration. Gaston De Cardenas/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Gaston De Cardenas/Getty Images

Latinos Will Never Vote For A Republican, And Other Myths About Hispanics From 2016

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/506347254/506550329" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

NPR reporter Asma Khalid during a live broadcast. She covered demographics and the 2016 campaign. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Ariel Zambelich/NPR

Reporter's Notebook: What It Was Like As A Muslim To Cover The Election

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/504486620/504723756" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Vendors congregated outside a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Indiana Theater on May 1, 2016 in Terre Haute, Indiana. Charles Ledford/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Charles Ledford/Getty Images

This Bellwether Has Picked The Winning Presidential Candidate Since The 1890s

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/502980055/502980056" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Young supporters cheer as they wait for President Obama at his election night party in 2012 in Chicago. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Millennials Just Didn't Love Hillary Clinton The Way They Loved Barack Obama

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/501727488/502001677" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Election Results Provide New Insight Into Millennial Voters

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/501613486/501613487" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

How U.S. Demographic Changes Explain Election Results

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/501476969/501476970" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

How American Demographics Have Changed Since The 2012 Election

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/501205747/501205748" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

How Once-Reliable Voting Blocs Have Changed

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/500931797/500931798" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Clinton Makes Final Campaign Rounds Through Florida, Philly, Before Hitting Midwest

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/500898823/500898824" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Beyoncé, Jay-Z Join Clinton On Campaign Trail To Drive Up Minority Turnout

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/500810498/500810499" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript