Maysoon Khan covers the state government in Albany, New York for The Associated Press. Prior to joining the AP, she reported breaking news for The Boston Globe. She has also worked as a research assistant for the Globe’s Spotlight investigative team. Khan enjoys writing about a variety of subjects, and she is keen on uncovering stories that spark conversation and change. Khan hopes to pursue journalism internationally one day.
Beat: New York statehouse
These journalists have a passion for breaking news and state politics and policy to cover state government. Reporting to a field news editor with a dotted line to the state government editor, they seek to consistently break news and show the impact that policy decisions have on the lives of citizens. They’re self-starters who are comfortable with data sets and freedom of information requests, and also with moving swiftly among topics such as technology, elections, voting laws, inequality, health care, cryptocurrency, education and law enforcement. They know how to find a story at the local level but are comfortable writing it for a broad audience in ways that resonate in a state or community, or around the world. They work in multiple media formats, and have a demonstrated track record of inclusive storytelling. They must have the ability and willingness to work any shift, including at night and on weekends, or as coverage demands, as The AP is a 24/7 operation.