Yasmeen Khan

Yasmeen Khan is a reporter covering education. You can find her stories on the air and on SchoolBook.org, WNYC’s education website.

Some of her favorite New York stories include delving into department store history and talking to eighth grade public school students about the anxiety—and excitement—of applying to high school.

After graduating from Brandeis University, Yasmeen worked for an international health organization in Boston and in Lima, Peru. She then pursued her interest in public health by receiving a Master’s degree in medical journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Shortly after, she fell in love with reporting and producing radio stories at North Carolina Public Radio, where she wore multiple hats:  producing Morning Edition, reporting, newscasting and producing for the talk shows The State of Things and The Story.

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:

The Brian Lehrer Show Live: Midterms Preview, Ask a Reporter, Immigration Under Trump and Leading Through Disruption

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. 

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"Ask A Reporter" About Murals

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

How to get a mural in your neighborhood.

The Art of Starting Up a Mural Project

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.


'Ask A Reporter' About Local Politics

Monday, September 24, 2018

WNYC reporter Yasmeen Khan talks about her "Ask a Reporter" project and how listeners can participate.

So You Got Elected to County Committee. Now Comes the Messy Part.

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.

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Ask a Reporter: Sometimes Civic Engagement Starts With Your Block

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Meet Blanche Romey, who’s well-versed in speaking up, and sweating the small stuff.


Covering the 2018 Midterms: Your Activism, Energy and Questions

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.

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States Sue to Block 3D-Printed Guns

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.  


Power Restored at NYC Housing Complex Where 46 Buildings Lost Electricity

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.

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Neighborhood Change and Personal Healing Come Together in Brownsville

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."

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A Fancy Trash Can Comes to Brownsville

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

What does the $7,225 waste bin say about New York City's investment in a neighborhood that experienced decades of neglect?


Brownsville: No Label Necessary

Monday, January 29, 2018

Residents have a lot to say about how to celebrate their neighborhood and improve it, and it often conflicts with the hardened view outsiders have of their central Brooklyn community. 


Seeing the Light in Brownsville, Virtually and In Real Life

Monday, January 29, 2018

A group of young Brownsville residents are creating a VR game - about their neighborhood. It's an attempt to soothe tensions and illuminate the day-to-day pulse of Brownsville. 

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Facing Retirement, Fariña Reflects on Accomplishments and Challenges

Thursday, December 21, 2017

"There is nothing more satisfying than being able to be a public servant, and really mean it — that you're a servant of the people," said Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.

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City Schools Chancellor to Step Down In 2018

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Carmen Fariña came out of retirement to serve as chancellor of the largest school system in the country. She had a career spanning more than 50 years in the New York City schools.

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Tours, Interviews, Auditions: It's Hard Work Applying to NYC High Schools

Friday, November 24, 2017

Twin brothers  — and their meticulously organized mom — describe how they're finalizing their high school choices. Applications are due to school counselors Dec. 1.


'Shelter In Place:' Parents, Students React to Truck Attack

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

"At that time of day literally thousands of young people are on those intersections," one mother said about the site near several schools where the Oct. 31 truck attack ended.


What the Mayor Achieved for New York City's 4-Year-Olds

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Expanding pre-kindergarten is one of Mayor de Blasio's signature accomplishments. With the election next week, we look deeper at how pre-k is playing out in one neighborhood. 


New York Funds New Anti-Bullying Measures After Fatal School Stabbing

Monday, October 30, 2017

The city is dedicating $8 million to anti-bullying programs but wouldn't share what changes are coming to the Bronx high school that sparked the latest focus on school safety. 

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Boy Scouts Will Allow Girls To Join, But For Some It's Just A Step In Progress

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Boy Scouts of America voted to allow girls to join Cub Scouts, with the chance to earn merit badges and attain the Eagle Scout rank. Meanwhile Girl Scouts, a separate organization, is taking stock of its place developing and empowering girls.