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Asma Khalid

Political Correspondent

Asma Khalid is a political correspondent for NPR who co-hosts The NPR Politics Podcast.

These days, she's covering the 2020 presidential campaign.

Asma's also reported on the 2014, 2016 and 2018 elections. In 2016, she focused on the intersection of demographics and politics and was awarded the Missouri Honor Medal for her coverage.

Before joining NPR's political team, Asma helped launch a new initiative 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 Boston Marathon bombings and the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger.

Asma got her start in journalism in her home state of Indiana (go Hoosiers!) but she fell in love with radio through an internship at BBC Newshour in London during grad school.

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US Added Jobs In June⁠—But Now The Pandemic Is Getting Worse

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Many progressives want Sen. Elizabeth Warren to be Joe Biden's vice presidential pick. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Faces Pressure To Pick A Black Running Mate. But Warren Remains A Top Contender

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Joe Biden Speaks About The Pandemic And The Government's Coronavirus Response

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Supporters Say Warren Could Help Biden Win Over Younger Voters

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Susie Hall, right, and her daughter Rebekah attend a Juneteenth celebration. Asma Khalid/NPR hide caption

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How Racial Unrest Is Motivating White Voters In One Key Michigan County

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Progressives Test Their Viability In New York, Kentucky Congressional Primaries

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Democrats Hope To Win Over Kent County, Mich., In November

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Trump Digs In As Americans Evolve On Racial Justice

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Black Voters Matter Fund co-founder LaTosha Brown, pictured in 2018 in Los Angeles, says it's time "to do something different." Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pressure Grows On Joe Biden To Pick A Black Woman As His Running Mate

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The End Of Police In Minneapolis

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President Trump Denies Systemic Racism In Policing. Most Americans Disagree.

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Wearing a mask to protect herself from the coronavirus and a hat that reads "Make Racism Wrong Again," Lydia Spottswood joins a protest in Kenosha, Wis., in response to George Floyd's killing by police. She thinks people are tired of President Trump's "meanness." Asma Khalid/NPR hide caption

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Wisconsin Voters Weigh The Future Of A Nation In Crisis

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