Asma Khalid is a White House correspondent for NPR and co-host of The NPR Politics Podcast. She’s also a contributor to ABC News. 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. Later, she led a new business and technology team at the station that reported on the future of work. In addition to countless cities and counties across America, Khalid's reporting has taken her to Pakistan, China, and the United Kingdom. She got her start in journalism in her home state of Indiana, but she fell in love with audio when she interned at the BBC Newshour in London during graduate school. 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. She was named as the 2023 “Star to Watch” by the Washington Women in Journalism Awards. 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.