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.
President Biden repeated the phrase "Let's finish the job" in his address — a refrain likely to be heard as his unofficial pitch for a second term in office.
NPR correspondents who cover the White House and Capitol Hill talk about what to expect from Tuesday's State of the Union address.
Past presidents have used their post-midterm State of the Union address to try to propel their agenda through a divided Congress — and use it as a springboard for an eventual re-election message.
On Tuesday, Biden will deliver his State of the Union speech to a divided Congress — and a big audience at home. It's seen as an unofficial kick-off to his expected re-election campaign.
President Biden and House Speaker McCarthy hold a meeting at the White House Wednesday. They're hoping to reach an agreement about the federal debt limit.
Jeff Zients will take over as the White House faces a slew of congressional investigations. Also looming: the special counsel probe into classified documents found in Biden's files.
NPR's Politics Podcast team discusses the Democratic Party's plan to reshuffle its presidential primary calendar. Enacting the plan is easier said than done.
President Biden and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell did some bipartisan bridge-building in Kentucky — at the site of an aging bridge between Kentucky and Ohio.
Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskyy makes a dramatic visit to Washington, while his country is at war, for meetings at the White House and address Congress.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will visit the White House and address Congress — in a trip aimed at underscoring U.S. support for the country in its war with Russia.