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Sunni Khalid

News Editor

Sunni M. Khalid is a veteran of more than 40 years in journalism, having worked in print, radio, television, and web journalism.

He has worked for Time magazine, USA TODAY, The Wilmington News-Journal,The Baltimore Sun, and National Public Radio, where he was a diplomatic correspondent and the Cairo bureau chief.

During his career, Sunni has reported from more than 35 countries in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean on a number of breaking international stories. These include Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, the U.S. military intervention in Haiti, Israel’s Operation Grapes of Wrath in Lebanon and South Africa’s historic, first all-race elections in 1994.

Over the years, Sunni has also been a guest on several television and radio programs, including CNN, Al-Jazeera, ITN, Sky News and the Voice of America. He attended Howard University in Washington D.C. and graduated cum laude, majoring in print journalism. He also studied at the Johns Hopkins University’s Nitze School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington D.C., majoring in African studies and international economics.

More recently, Sunni helped establish the award-winning news department at WYPR-FM in Baltimore, where he served as managing news editor for nine years. Mr. Khalid was born in Detroit and raised in Highland Park, Michigan.