|Personal Information Summary
|Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana
|Asma Khalid brothers
|Her two younger brothers are named Maryam Khalid and Imran Khalid.
|Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB
|No confirmed information is available on the year she was born.
|Wedding & Marriage / Husband / Engaged / Partner
|Check the full bio for relationship details.
|Children / No. of Kids
|Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race
Wikipedia Biography / Profile Background
- Asma Khalid is a political reporter who covered the 2020 Presidential campaign as a correspondent at NPR Politics.
- She also co-hosts the NPR Politics podcast & focused on the intersection of demographics and politics in both the 2016 & 2020 Presidential elections.
- In 2013, she covered the Boston Marathon bombings only a few months into her job at the WBUR.
Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :
- Asma Khalid was born on December 11, 1983, to parents Zafar Khalid (father) and Kishwar Khalid (mother).
- Her dad, Zafar U Khalid is an established doctor with a specialty in Internal Medicine.
- The second oldest among four siblings, Asma has an older sister, Noreen Ahmad. She has two younger siblings, Maryam and Imran Khalid.
- She grew up in Crown Point, Indiana.
Education : Qualifications, High School & College Info
- Asma Khalid got her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University Bloomington.
- She went on to get her Masters of Philosophy in the Middle East and Islamic Studies from University of Cambridge and graduated in 2007.
- While still studying her Bachelors, she did a general course in Political Science and Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
- Asma preferred to attend a big public university in her home state of Indiana. She did not pay for her college education and commented about it, “I got lucky; it was free.”
- She also took on Arabic language courses in 2004 and 2006 from the American University of Beirut and Middlebury College respectively.
Career, Job, Salary and Net Worth :
- Asma Khalid currently works for NPR’s political division. She created the Perfect State Index to find the most “representative” US state ahead of the 2016 primary season.
- She previously worked with NPR as a producer for “Morning Edition” and as a reporting fellow.
- Asma worked as a reporter for WBUR Boston in two separate instances. She covered the Boston Marathon Bombing at this time. She was one of the first to arrive at the hospital that was treating the wounded as she along with her husband were present in the area.
- From 2007 to 2013, she was a freelance radio reporter in the Washington Area.
- While at NPR, during the 2016 elections, she wrote an impactful piece on what it’s like to be a Muslim covering the elections. She can easily be identified as a Muslim as she wears a headscarf and this led to her having various interactions.
- Her work takes her to different candidates’ rallies all over the country.
Fun Facts, Height and Trivia :
- According to Asma, the two most important things she learned in her public university are class diversity and “how to hustle.”
- She currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband who is from Jacksonville.
- Brought up in Indiana, she refers to herself as a Hoosier-Pakistani.
- While attending school there, she was part of the girl scouts. Her sports activities included being the captain of her tennis team and having an interest in basketball.
- She’s always had an eye for fashion and baking desserts.