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.
Read Yasmeen's latest reporting on Gothamist.
Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
In Cora and Garrett's final financial therapy session with Amanda Clayman, they talk about seeing a financial advisor, and what they want to model for their child when it comes to money.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
In their second session with financial therapist Amanda Clayman, a couple we're calling Cora and Garrett talk about their financial strengths and weaknesses, and the wall between them.
Wednesday, August 04, 2021
In the first of three sessions, a couple we're calling Cora and Garrett talk with therapist Amanda Clayman about the events that led to a breakdown of financial trust between them.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Miguel Llapa's mother was told her son wouldn't live past age 2 because of a health condition. Now, he's going to college — and yearns for independence on his own terms.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
A self-described "fiery ball of ambition," Avery Trufelman of The Cut podcast wonders how she'll know whether or not she wants to have a kid.
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
I talk with my friend and colleague Noel King about getting comfortable with uncomfortable conversations in my personal life, and why she thinks my brain is a "little bit different."
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Donna Perry experienced tremendous loss this past year. But as she told producer Yasmeen Khan, the year has also brought "blessings," and reinforced reaching out to people.
Thursday, February 04, 2021
Deputy Inspector James Kobel led the office that handled claims of workplace harassment and discrimination. The NYPD said it will hire an outside consultant to review those cases.
Friday, January 29, 2021
Members of local precinct councils will be able to interview candidates and make a recommendation to the police commissioner. But the commissioner has final say.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
A new lawsuit, filed in federal court, accuses leadership at the Civilian Complaint Review Board of retaliation.
Friday, January 15, 2021
Attorney General Tish James is seeking a court-appointed monitor to oversee changes to how the NYPD handles protests.
Friday, January 08, 2021
Former NYPD Detective and New York Law School Professor Kirk Burkhalter discusses how the NYPD approaches protests, and what it means when cops take political stances themselves.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
After a summer of protests against police brutality, police leaders, activists and others met to discuss public safety. Here's what the head of John Jay took away.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
The NYPD has been working with the federal monitor to improve its investigations.
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
The study was led by the federal monitor overseeing the NYPD’s court-appointed stop and frisk reforms.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
In an incident in the Bronx last year, police officers fired 15 rounds killing both Williams and a fellow officer, Brian Mulkeen.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
The policy change comes as the city investigates three private hospitals to determine if there is evidence of racial bias in who is tested and reported to child welfare authorities.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
The new policy comes in response to reports of racial bias in who gets tested and who gets reported to child welfare authorities.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
As part of the settlement, the police department will redistribute guidance to all officers and retrain officers in the 44th precinct, where the alleged discrimination took place.
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
NeQuan McLean, a father and education advocate in Bedford-Stuyvesant, had already lost two family members to gun violence before his nephew was shot and killed in October.