About

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Bilal Qureshi is a culture writer and radio journalist.

His essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR.org, and Newsweek. His column "Elsewhere" appears in Film Quarterly magazine, exploring international cinema in print and podcast. 

From 2008 - 2015, Bilal was producer, editor, and reporter for NPR's flagship news magazine, All Things Considered. In addition to covering daily news, he oversaw long-form reporting series on Immigration and Identity in Europe, contemporary Islamic Art, and the nuclear fault line between India and Pakistan. He continues to profile award-winning authors, filmmakers, visual artists, and musicians for the network.

Bilal Qureshi was awarded the prestigious Kroc Fellowship for emerging journalists in 2007. He's a recipient of the USC Getty Fellowship for Arts Journalism, the Robert Bosch Fellowship in Germany, and is an alumnus of the Atlantik-Bruecke young leaders program. 

Bilal was born in Kohat, Pakistan and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated with high distinction from the University of Virginia and earned an M.S. in Broadcast Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. 

He speaks German, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, and intermediate Spanish.