Asma Khalid Asma Khalid is a political reporter focusing on voters through the lens of demographics and economics.
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Asma Khalid

Political Reporter

Asma Khalid is a political reporter. She travels the country focusing on voters through the lens of demographics and economics.

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.

Asma got her start in journalism in her home state of Indiana, but was introduced to radio through an internship at BBC Newshour in London during grad school.

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'Black Campaign School' Trains New Generation Of African-American Candidates

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Hundreds Of Families Still Separated As Reunification Deadline Passes

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 26

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President Trump holds a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump Sides With Putin At Historic Summit

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Rep. Mike Capuano struggles to understand why some voters think race and gender are relevant in this race. When Capuano campaigns, he doesn't talk much about his opponent, focusing on his own record. Asma Khalid/NPR hide caption

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Justice Department Charges Russian Cyberspies With Attack On 2016 Election

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 12

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Race, Gender And Age In Democratic Party Politics

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Containers are transferred at a port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province last week. The Trump administration announced plans to levy tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese goods as trade tensions escalate. -/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Readies Tariffs On $200 Billion Of Chinese Imports

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President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Kavanaugh has deep ties to former President George W. Bush. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Analysis: Trump Picks Kavanaugh For Supreme Court

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Supporters cheer for President Trump during a campaign rally last week in Great Falls, Mont. Interviews with over 50 Republican voters show satisfaction with the president's accomplishments and enthusiasm about this year's election. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Enthusiasm Fueled By Trump Could Undercut Democrats' Midterm Hopes

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Weekly Roundup: Tuesday, July 3

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, June 28

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