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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Wednesday

American military stand on a Abrams tank during a live fire demonstration part of the Bear 22 military exercises at the Nowa Deba training ground on September 21, 2022 in Nowa Deba, Poland. Omar Marques/Getty Images hide caption

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Sunday

Jeff Zients removes his mask in this file photo from April 13, 2021. President Biden has decided to choose his former COVID-19 response coordinator as his new chief of staff, replacing Ron Klain. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Sunday

Politics chat: What the DOJ investigation could mean for Biden

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Friday

Newly elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy (off frame) swears in the members of the 118th Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 7, 2023. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A New Congress Takes Shape; Stefanik's Stock Rises; 'Spare' Sparks Drama

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Thursday

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Wednesday

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JANUARY 10: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a message for the media as part of the '2023 North American Leaders' Summit at Palacio Nacional on January 10, 2023 in Mexico City, Mexico. Hector Vivas/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats are trying to revamp their presidential primary calendar

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Tuesday

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Monday

President Joe Biden (L) is welcomed by his Mexican counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador upon landing at Felipe Angeles International Airport in Zumpango de Ocampo, north of Mexico City on January 8, 2023. Claudio Cruz/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

The fate of a bridge over the Ohio River shows political cooperation is possible

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Wednesday

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Sunday

Politics chat: Biden highlights the year's accomplishments in Christmas address

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Friday

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Road To Partition

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Wednesday

Zelenskyy visits Washington to meet with Biden and address Congress

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