Reporter, WNYC News
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.
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