Yasmeen Khan is a reporter covering crime and policing.
Yasmeen Khan is an award-winning reporter in the WNYC newsroom focused on crime and policing. For years she covered youth and the New York City school system, producing in-depth stories on a college-bound student with autism; a transgender elementary school student; and a teenage girl determined to join the Boy Scouts. She closely covered the expansion of citywide pre-kindergarten programs, along with controversial school rezonings that illuminated the city’s segregated school system. She dove into municipal archives to tell the stories of a 1964 school boycott protesting segregation and of a 1960s attempt to desegregate a handful of city schools. One of her favorite reporting projects was a multi-platform series from Brownsville, Brooklyn, which included highlighting a group of Brownsville youth who painstakingly recreated their neighborhood in a virtual reality game.
Yasmeen has also held jobs as a bartender, toll collector and dishwasher. She moved to New York City in 2010, but remains deeply devoted to Carolina basketball.
Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Nicholas Heyward, Sr. launched a fight for justice after his boy was shot. Heyward's activism is credited with helping to lay the foundation for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Thursday, January 03, 2019
Crime continued to trend downward in NYC in 2018, including a historic low in the city murder rate. But rape reports climbed again, and domestic violence murders also saw an uptick.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
"Let's be real: some young men don't even expect to live past a certain age, let alone go to college, so the fact that they get to this spot...it's overwhelming."
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
There's some worry about a social media campaign encouraging people to report suspected child abuse or neglect because it's a powerful tool — and could be misused.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Jeff Speck on "Walkable City Rules." Yasmeen Khan on NYC’s “Vision Zero” public safety campaign. Sam Knight on “Hidden Traces.”
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Two reporters set out to talk to those who were highly engaged in the political moment, and others who were looking for ways in. Here are some key takeaways.
Monday, November 05, 2018
On the eve of Election Day, get inspired to find new ways to volunteer and step up in our communities. Hosted by WNYC reporters Shumita Basu and Yasmeen Khan.
Friday, November 02, 2018
WNYC sent two reporters to different neighborhoods around New York City. One went to high voter turnout areas; the other to low turnout areas. Hear what they found.
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Lawrence Levy & Nancy Solomon on suburbs & midterms. Julie Gaines on Fishs Eddy. Yasmeen Khan on murals.
Monday, October 29, 2018
Ayirini Fonseca-Sabune is New York City's first Chief Democracy Officer. We asked her about efforts to increase voter registrations and people's involvement in civic life.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Brian talks with New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon, WNYC's Kai Wright and Yasmeen Khan, International Rescue Committee's David Miliband and economist Stephen J. Harper.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
How to get a mural in your neighborhood.
Friday, October 05, 2018
As part of our Ask a Reporter project, we found answer to the question of how to turn a big, blank wall into a mural for the community.
Monday, September 24, 2018
WNYC reporter Yasmeen Khan talks about her "Ask a Reporter" project and how listeners can participate.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Newly elected county committee members are getting schooled on local politics in New York City. One lesson: the old guard may not be so thrilled by the new energy and attention.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Meet Blanche Romey, who’s well-versed in speaking up, and sweating the small stuff.
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
There's much at stake in September's New York state primary and November's midterm elections. WNYC is here to bring you stories about grassroots activism and to answer your questions.
Monday, July 30, 2018
New York and New Jersey joined the lawsuit with six other states and Washington, D.C. They're asking a judge to block a settlement allowing the blueprints to go online Aug. 1.
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Starrett City residents said it's not unusual for one building to lose power for a few minutes during the summer, but not all 46 buildings for several hours.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Lytheia Smith, a long-time Brownsville resident, says she's thinking differently for herself and her children. "Something that we didn't grow up thinking about: Future. Legacy."