Asma Khalid Asma Khalid is a White House correspondent for NPR. She also co-hosts The NPR Politics Podcast.
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Asma Khalid

White House Correspondent

Asma Khalid is a White House correspondent for NPR. She also co-hosts The NPR Politics Podcast.

Khalid is a bit of a campaign-trail addict, having reported on the 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020 elections.

She joined NPR's Washington team in 2016 to focus on the intersection of demographics and politics.

During the 2020 presidential campaign, she covered the crowded Democratic primary field, and then went on to report on Joe Biden's candidacy.

Her reporting often dives into the political, cultural and racial divides in the country.

Before joining NPR's political team, Khalid was a reporter for Boston's NPR station WBUR, where she was nearly immediately flung into one of the most challenging stories of her career — the Boston Marathon bombings. She had joined the network just a few weeks prior, but went on to report on the bombings, the victims, and the reverberations throughout the city. She also covered Boston's failed Olympic bid and the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger.

Later, she led a new business and technology team at the station that reported on the future of work.

In addition to countless counties across America, Khalid's reporting has taken her to Pakistan, the United Kingdom and China.

She got her start in journalism in her home state of Indiana, but she fell in love with radio through an internship at the BBC Newshour in London during graduate school.

She's been a guest on numerous TV programs including ABC's This Week, CNN's Inside Politics and PBS's Washington Week.

Her reporting has been recognized with the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism, as well as awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Gracie Award.

A native of Crown Point, Ind., Khalid is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington. She has also studied at the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics, the American University in Beirut and Middlebury College's Arabic school.

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Saturday

Biden addressed the debt ceiling drama in a rare Oval Office speech

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Friday

President Joe Biden talks with reporters while departing the White House on May 31, 2023 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

President Joe Biden says thank you as the crowd screams "four more years" during a speech about creating new manufacturing jobs, in Washington, DC on April 25, 2023. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, speaks during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel And Convention Center on March 03, 2023 in National Harbor, Maryland. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Our Interview With GOP Presidential Hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy

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An event goer holds a pamphlet for U.S. entrepreneur and 2024 presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy during the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Victory Conference at the Horizon Events Center in Clive, Iowa, on April 22, 2023. Rachel Mummey/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Who is Vivek Ramaswamy, the 37-year-old entrepreneur and GOP presidential hopeful?

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Enrique Tarrio, then head of the Proud Boys, is escorted out of the area after arguing with counter-protestors at a 'Stop the Steal' protest outside of the Georgia State Capital building on November 21, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Megan Varner/Getty Images hide caption

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Jan. 6 Militia Leader Convicted Of Seditious Conspiracy

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Thursday

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during an event at the Orange County Choppers Road House & Museum on March 08, 2023 in Pinellas Park, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Statehouses Are Flexing Their Muscles To Rein In Cities

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Wednesday

Migrants wait oustide the Paso del Norte international bridge after a false rumor that the United States would open the border in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on April 10, 2023. (Photo by HERIKA MARTINEZ / AE / AFP) HERIKA MARTINEZ/AE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. anticipates an increase in asylum-seekers as Title 42 is set to end

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Wednesday

Tuesday

What To Expect From Biden's 2024 Reelection Campaign

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Thursday

United States Supreme Court Justices pose for their official portrait at the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court building on October 7, 2022 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Friday Last Day To Access Medication Abortions? Up To SCOTUS

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White House chief of staff Jeff Zients, seen here in a Feb. 1, 2023 file photo, says President Biden wants to keep talks about government spending separate from a bill needed to raise the debt limit. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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First raise the debt limit. Then we can talk about spending, the White House insists

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The White House is gearing up for a battle over abortion pill access

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Sunday

Politics chat: The battle over abortion; calls for Senator Feinstein to step down

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Marlin Steel Wire Products, a Baltimore-based maker of wire racks and baskets, seen here on March 22, 2023. The company saw a surge of demand during COVID-19, which snarled supply chains for competitors overseas. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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Biden bets big on bringing factories back to America, building on some Trump ideas

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Thursday

Biden wants to reshape the economy by investing in America, not unlike Trump

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Wednesday

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) stands on stage in an empty Mellon Auditorium while addressing the Republican National Convention at the Mellon Auditorium on August 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Tim Scott Prepares To Join Expanding Republican Primary Field

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Tuesday

A Transgender Pride Flag is held above the crowd of LGBTQ+ activists during the Los Angeles LGBT Center's "Drag March LA: The March on Santa Monica Boulevard", in West Hollywood, California, on Sunday April 9, 2023. ALLISON DINNER/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

Mifepristone (Mifeprex), one of the two drugs used in a medication abortion, is displayed at the Women's Reproductive Clinic, which provides legal medication abortion services, in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, on June 15, 2022. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Abortion Access May Be On A Fast Track Back To Supreme Court

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Friday

Democratic state Rep. Justin Jones of Nashville gestures during a vote on his expulsion from the state legislature at the State Capitol Building on April 6, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. Seth Herald/Getty Images hide caption

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Black Democrats Fired By Tenn. GOP Peers After Gun Protest

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