Khan is the Patti Cadby Birch assistant professor at Columbia University’s Journalism School and the inaugural director of Columbia’s new Li Center for Global Journalism. She is also an acclaimed journalist, responsible most recently for the blockbuster New York Times investigation into the human toll of U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. She is completing a book on the topic and discussed the work in a compelling podcast from The Daily.
Khan grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She graduated from the University of Michigan and earned a master’s at Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar. She has worked as a reporter for a TV news channel in Pakistan, as a digital reporter and producer for the PBS series FRONTLINE, and for media outlets as diverse as The New York Times, Al Jazeera America, and BuzzFeed News. She is a vice president of the board at the Overseas Press Club, where she chaired the OPC’s committee in support of freelancers.