Asma Khalid is a Muslim-American political reporter, covering the 2020 presidential campaign as a correspondent at NPR politics. She is also a co-host of the NPR politics podcast. She is a supporter of Joe Biden in the 2020 elections. In the 2016 election, she focused on politics and demographics intersections. She is a very smart, hardworking, highly skilled, and experienced journalist.
Asma Khalid Childhood and Family Background
On December 11, 1983, Asma was born in Crown Point, Indiana. She was raised by her father, Zafar U Khalid, and mother Kishwar Khalid in Indiana. Her parents gave birth to four children. Asma is the second oldest. She has an older sister, Noreen Aaham, and two younger siblings, Mariam and Imran Khalid.
Asma is highly educated as she comes from an educational background. Her father is an established doctor with a specialty in Internal Medicine. She is very close to her family and cherishes them as a reason for her healthy childhood.
Asma Khalid Educational Background
In 2006 Asma got her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University
Bloomington. While doing her Bachelors, she also did a general course Political Science and Government in London of Economics and Political Science.
She further did an Arabic course from 2004 to 2006. She learned Arabic firstly from the American University of Beirut and late Middlebury college. In 2007, she got her master’s degree in philosophy and The Middle East and the Islamic form the University of Cambridge. She also went to Boston University for further education.
Khalid didn’t have to pay for her college university because she preferred going to a big public university in her home state Indiana. She considers herself very lucky for that. The Public university taught her the power of hustle and diversity.
Asma Khalid Job and career Struggle
To have the background of Muslim and further being a girl, Asma has suffered and struggled a lot to come so far. She has spent 15 years in journalism and is still active. Throughout her journey, she did a lot of political reporting.
She started her journalism career in 2003 as an intern. Khalid did her internship program from Hoosier state Press association Pulliam. For four years she worked as an intern. She worked as a desk intern in the South Asia bureau and then in BBC’s Newshour. She then finally worked as a radio reporter in WAMU.
Finally, in 2007, she joined NPR. Before joining NPR she had worked as a reporter at Boston NPR station WBUR. During those days, she helped create new initiatives. She covered the Boston Marathon bombing and James “whitey” bugler. At NPR, while working for the 2016 election she faced a lot of harassment and criticism. She also wrote an article that it’s like a Muslim covering an election based on the situation. But she stood firm and handled the situation very courageously. She is also identified as the Muslim wearing headscarf.
These days she is a correspondent at NPR and covers the 2020 presidential campaign. Earlier she also produced NPR’s Morning Edition.
Asma Khalid Husband/Children
Asma is married, but she doesn’t disclose much about her personal life. She lives with her husband in Boston. Her husband is from Jacksonville and together they have a son. She gave birth to her son on 9th March 2019.
She frequently posts about her child picture on Instagram and Twitter.
Asma Khalid Personality and Net-worth
She considers herself as Hoosier-Pakistan as she was brought up in Indiana. She has a key interest in baking and fashion.
Khalid has spent 15 years very well in her journalism career. Her net worth is estimated to be approx $8 million.
Asma Khalid Facts and information
|Real name||Asma Khalid|
|Height||5ft 4 inches|
|Net-worth||Approx $8 million|