WASHINGTON — Khalida fell into this whirlwind of news at Hampton University, where she studied Journalism and Communications at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism. During her tenure in college, Khalida was involved in WHOV News and spent her free time as a contributing writer for the Hampton Script Newspaper. She also worked with the Hampton University Media Department to cover and report on sports news for the HU Basketball and Football teams. Khalida worked for a few production companies, dabbled in a documentary as a production assistant, and made her debut in the entertainment industry at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as a member of their General Production staff.
Upon graduation, Khalida chose a career that connected her love for social media and journalism. She made her way back home to Maryland where she worked as a Digital Content Producer for WMAR-2 News Baltimore before making her way to Washington D.C. where she started as a Digital Editor and is currently a Senior Digital Editor for WUSA9 News.
Khalida has covered many breaking stories such as the Capital Gazette Shooting, Ellicott City flooding, Baltimore City crime, and human interest stories that warmed the hearts of many Facebook or Twitter users.
Khalida believes digital journalism is the next step in making news appealing and informative for generations to come. Being concise, informative, and creative are the ways she knows media can have an influence on any viewer. Khalida is always looking for ways to educate herself on new trends that will captivate the attention of any audience.
She spends her free time scrolling through Twitter and Instagram to get her dose of entertainment news of the day, she loves to attend free seminars and workshops on the most random things, and she believes in the Oxford comma.
Khalida is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.