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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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How Democrat Joe Biden's Catholic Faith Shaped His Life, Politics

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Trump's Nevada Rally Violated State Covid Rules. He Held It Anyway.

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A man walks out of the Washington County Democratic Party office last week, in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, after taking a Joe Biden yard sign. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Biden's campaign isn't doing any in-person door-knocking. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Republicans Are Knocking On Doors. Democrats Aren't. Biden's Campaign Says That's OK

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Wildfires, Election Interference Highlight Political Inaction On Key Issues

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Biden Campaign Reaches Out To Voters Via Phone Or Text. Will It be Enough?

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Labor Day Is When Election Season Kicks Into High Gear. Here's Where Voters Are.

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Biden Visits Kenosha, Wis., Meets Community Members And Jacob Blake's Family

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Lawmakers On Both Sides Of The Aisle Contend With New Political Realities

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Trump Defends Man Accused Of Shooting Protesters, Visits Kenosha

The president is in Kenosha, Wis., today, a city that has been rocked by protests after police shot a black man several times in the back a little over a week ago. Despite some incidents of looting, crime appears to be on par with recent years and near a three-decade low.

Trump Defends Man Accused Of Shooting Protesters, Visits Kenosha

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Biden Pushes Back At Trump's Law And Order Campaign

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

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