Kulsoom Khan is a multimedia journalist based in the Greater Chicago area in the U.S. currently freelancing for the Chicago Tribune Media Group and AFPTV. Kulsoom has also worked with Voice of America and China Radio International. She has nine years experience in print, digital, and broadcast platforms in both local and national newsrooms in Pennsylvania, New York, and Washington D.C. Before locating to the midwest, Kulsoom was a general assignment reporter at the Times Leader in Northeastern Pennsylvania covering a variety of topics including local government, breaking news, human-interest stories, health, and crime.
Among other news outlets, she has also worked for PBS Newshour, MSNBC, and the Associated Press assisting with election coverage for the 2016 presidential primaries and general election as well as the 2018 midterms. Kulsoom also served as a research assistant for the biography: “The Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th-Century Journalism”, winner of the 2018 Sperber Prize.
In 2014, she reported on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings from Boston and the growing Latino community in New Orleans as part of a special project sponsored by New York University’s Reporting The Nation graduate program.
Kulsoom is specifically interested in how politics and international conflicts affect people as well as human rights, terrorism and immigrant communities. Regardless of the medium or the topic, storytelling is an art and she hopes to do it justice through her endeavors.