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Sunni Khalid

Liberia 2010

Sunni Khalid is the senior reporter with WYPR's News Department. A veteran journalist and former foreign correspondent, Khalid was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., and graduated cum laude, majoring in print journalism. He also attended the Johns Hopkins University's School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C., majoring in African studies and international economics.  During his career, Khalid has worked as a journalist with Time magazine, the Washington Times, USA TODAY, the Wilmington News-Journal, The Baltimore Sun, the Voice of America, and National Public Radio. At NPR, Khalid was a diplomatic correspondent and the Cairo bureau chief.  Mr. Khalid has reported throughout Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean on a number of breaking international stories, including Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, the U.S. military intervention in Haiti, and South Africa's first all-race elections in 1994. He is a past recipient of the Overseas Press Club's Ben Grauer Award, and the Columbia University School of Journalism's Silver Baton Award for his coverage of Haiti and South Africa, respectively. Khalid has worked in print, radio, television and internet journalism and helped create WYPR's news department.


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