Campaign Reporter, NPR
Asma Khalid is a campaign reporter for National Public Radio, focusing on the intersection of demographics and politics in the 2016 election. She often uses data to dig into demographic trends; for example, she created the Perfect State Index to find the most “representative” US state ahead of the 2016 primary season. Before joining NPR’s election team in 2015, Khalid covered politics for WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, where she also reported extensively on the Boston Marathon bombings and the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger. She was previously a freelance radio reporter, producer for NPR’s “Morning Edition,” an NPR reporting fellow, and a reporter for WAMU in Washington, DC.