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Ari Shapiro

Host, All Things Considered

Ari Shapiro has reported from above the Arctic Circle and aboard Air Force One. He has covered wars in Iraq, Ukraine, and Israel, and he has filed stories from five continents. (Sorry, Australia.)

In 2015, Shapiro joined Kelly McEvers, Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel as a weekday co-host of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine.

Shapiro was previously NPR's International Correspondent based in London, from where he traveled the world covering a wide range of topics for NPR's national news programs.

Shapiro joined NPR's international desk in 2014 after four years as White House Correspondent during President Barack Obama's first and second terms. In 2012, Shapiro embedded with the presidential campaign of Republican Mitt Romney. He was NPR Justice Correspondent for five years during the George W. Bush Administration, covering one of the most tumultuous periods in the Department's history.

Shapiro is a frequent guest analyst on television news programs, and his reporting has been consistently recognized by his peers. The Columbia Journalism Review honored him with a laurel for his investigation into disability benefits for injured American veterans. The American Bar Association awarded him the Silver Gavel for exposing the failures of Louisiana's detention system after Hurricane Katrina. He was the first recipient of the American Judges' Association American Gavel Award for his work on U.S. courts and the American justice system. And at age 25, Shapiro won the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize for an investigation of methamphetamine use and HIV transmission.

An occasional singer, Shapiro makes guest appearances with the "little orchestra" Pink Martini, whose recent albums feature several of his contributions. Since his debut at the Hollywood Bowl in 2009, Shapiro has performed live at many of the world's most storied venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, L'Olympia in Paris, and Mount Lycabettus in Athens.

Shapiro was born in Fargo, North Dakota, and grew up in Portland, Oregon. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale. He began his journalism career as an intern for NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg, who has also occasionally been known to sing in public.

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Early on, Patton Oswalt's jokes were about being single. A few years later, his comedy was about getting engaged, having a baby and becoming a father. Now, his upcoming special is about his life as a widower. Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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Patton Oswalt Explains How Pop Culture Gets Grieving All Wrong

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Part of one of the world's biggest renewable energy systems, wind turbines dot the landscape on the edge of Sweetwater, Texas, along with a pump jack pulling up oil. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Wind Energy Takes Flight In The Heart Of Texas Oil Country

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Keggie Carew — seen here with her father, Tom Carew — says, "It was never mundane with dad, even with dementia." Courtesy of Grove Atlantic hide caption

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Author Unravels Her Spy Dad's Life, One Secret Mission At A Time

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For Barrow Street Theatre, pie shells are baked and filled with the chicken and vegetables, cooked in a little white truffle butter, then sprinkled with truffle zest. Joan Marcus hide caption

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In NYC, 'Sweeney Todd' Baker Serves Up Some Bloody Good Pies

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Jane Givens searches for her father, Phil, and sister, Biddy, through an ad placed in Cincinnati's The Colored Citizen in 1866. Courtesy of Last Seen hide caption

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After Slavery, Searching For Loved Ones In Wanted Ads

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Students from Liberty pose for a picture with the university's president, Jerry Falwell, Jr. (center), across the street from Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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From Lynchburg To D.C., Liberty University Students Travel To Witness History

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Anne Logan Bass, a clinician at Planned Parenthood in Roanoke, Va., fears that misinformation and inaccurate information will make it harder for the nonprofit organization to do its job providing women's health services, including abortions. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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At A Virginia Planned Parenthood Clinic, Practitioners Worry For Their Patients

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Juan de la Rosa Diaz came to the U.S. from Mexico when he was 5. The 20-year-old is in his last semester as a political science major at Virginia Tech. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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DACA Student Under Trump: 'I Am Still Woven Into The Fabric Of This Country'

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Alex Miller (left) and Ryan Leavis are both seniors at Virginia Tech. They are in the cadet corps and planning to join the military when they graduate. Alex voted for Hillary Clinton and Ryan for Donald Trump Ari Shaprio/NPR hide caption

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Friends And Fraternity Brothers, Two Va. Cadets Transcend Trump-Clinton Divide

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Yadkin Valley Farm in Yadkin County, N.C., has been in Chuck Wooten Jr.'s family for at least five generations. Ari Shaprio/NPR hide caption

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In Rural N.C., Trump Supporters Eagerly Await A Different Kind Of Change

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Community organizers Jerry Anderson and his wife Paula McCoy Anderson opened The Village, a food market and community gathering place in Winston-Salem, N.C. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Some North Carolinians Expect A Struggle Under Trump Administration

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As A Syrian Refugee In Toledo Pines For His Family, A Brotherhood Forms

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