Reema Khrais is a general assignment reporter based out of Los Angeles.
Before joining Marketplace in April 2016, she covered education policy for WUNC. While in North Carolina, she also reported in-depth stories on the Chapel Hill shooting of three young Muslim-Americans, a tragedy that gained international attention. Her work at WUNC was recognized with two regional Edward R. Murrow awards.
Before that, she was competitively selected as an NPR Joan B. Kroc Fellow. For the year-long fellowship based out of D.C., she reported nationally, produced on Weekends on All Things Considered and edited stories for NPR.org. As part of the fellowship, she also helped cover New York City’s public schools for WNYC.
A North Carolina native, Reema studied journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While an undergraduate, she worked for the national program The Story with Dick Gordon and traveled to Cairo, where she reported for the show on the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. She’s also fluent in Arabic.