Jaweed Kaleem is a national correspondent at the Los Angeles Times. His journalism frequently explores religion, race, politics, the environment and cultural debates.
Kaleem’s dispatches from the U.S. have included a road trip from California to Oklahoma to tell the story of Sikh truckers and the “Punjabi American highway,” an award-winning series on how COVID-19 devastated refugees working in one of the nation’s largest pork factories in Sioux Falls, S.D., and a package of narrative stories exploring race, the 2020 election and the pandemic across America.
His work has received first-place citations from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society for Features Journalism, the Asian American Journalists Assn., the South Asian Journalists Assn., the National Headliner Awards and the American Academy of Religion.
Before joining The Times, Kaleem was a religion reporter and editor at HuffPost and a reporter at the Miami Herald. He attended Emerson College in Boston and grew up in Northern Virginia.
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