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:
Sunday, May 12, 2019
After the bill stalled in Albany last year, the legislation now reinstates, and greatly expands, a program that supporters say has reduced traffic fatalities by 55 percent.
Monday, April 22, 2019
Discussions on child welfare family separations and black and brown communities in New York City.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
NYC child welfare workers can remove children from their parents in emergencies. But they've wielded this power with growing frequency, and in cases that don’t seem like emergencies.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
There's broad support for more police transparency. The debate over the law known as 50-a, which hides nearly all misconduct from public view, may become whether to repeal or amend it.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
NYPD officials provided more details of how an armed robbery unfolded in Queens. The incident left a veteran detective dead from a shot fired by a fellow officer.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
The six precincts have violent crime rates at least twice as high as the city's. To drive down the numbers, the NYPD is going into the neighborhoods for input.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
A group calls 'Latinos for ICE' formed after the killing, and called into question the sanctuary city policy that limits New York's cooperation with ICE.
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
They're pleased that the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case challenging the city's handgun law this fall.
Friday, February 01, 2019
An independent panel charged with reviewing the NYPD's disciplinary procedures said the department needs to be far more transparent with how it disciplines officers.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Police Commissioner James O'Neill said it was a "moral obligation" to drive down violent crime in those neighborhoods, and the effort will start with a series of community meetings.
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.