Al-Muslim to cover travel, tourism stories for WSJ
Aisha Al-Muslim, a real-time business news reporter at The Wall Street Journal, is now covering tourism, lodging and travel in addition to breaking news.
Al-Muslim will write about travel booking companies, cruise lines, hotels, casinos, and related industries that influence and impact leisure and travel.
She joined the paper in November 2017 from Newsday.
Al-Muslim covered retail and small businesses on Long Island, along with some publicly-traded companies like organic food giant Hain Celestial, celebrity perfumes and fragrances seller Perfumania, kitchenware and tableware provider Lifetime Brands, and online florist and gifts company 1-800-Flowers, for Newsday.
Al-Muslim’s investigative story with colleague Will Van Sant was part of a Newsday series on police misconduct named a 2014 Pulitzer Prize finalist in the public service category. Her story involved a case of a 19-year-old who was beaten by Suffolk County police officers, went into a coma and later died from his injuries.
Al-Muslim is also a former editor of the Spanish-language community newspaper, El Correo de Queens, and a former reporter for its sister newspaper, The Queens Courier.
Al-Muslim is a December 2009 graduate of the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, where she studied journalism with a concentration in urban studies.