Aisha Turner joined WUWM in 2017 as the station’s first Race and Ethnicity Reporter. She previously collaborated with the station on Precious Lives – an award-winning series about how gun violence impacts young people in Milwaukee.
An East Coast transplant, Aisha began her career in Washington, DC. She worked for the PBS NewsHour, starting as a desk assistant and moving up to the ranks of reporter-producer. She’s also done stints at Al Jazeera America and in local news.
Aisha has covered a range of national and international affairs stories and has a special interest in human rights issues.
Outside of media, Aisha’s been engaged with international education. In the spring of 2017, she was a facilitator with the International Honors Program’s human rights course, during which she traveled with university students to Nepal, Jordan, and Chile.
Aisha has a joint-MA in Global Studies from the Universities of Leipzig and Vienna. Her Master’s research included comparative approaches to diversity, social exclusion, and urbanization. She has a BA in Public Policy, Sociology, and Media Studies from Duke University.