Ari Shapiro Ari Shapiro is co-host of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning newsmagazine.

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Ari Shapiro

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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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Knausgaard's 'Autumn' Considers Everything From Toilet Bowls To Twilight

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Former Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Tony deBrum Dies

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Despite what the critics might say, Will and Win Butler of Arcade Fire say the band's new album, Everything Now, is "direct and heartfelt." Guy Aroch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Content And Connection: Arcade Fire On 'Everything Now'

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An Investigation Into Juvenile Life Without Parole

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DOJ Plans To Take Affirmative Action Against College Admissions

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Vietnam War Army Medic Receives Medal Of Honor

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Scaramucci Ousted From White House Communications Role

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Billy Manes, Voice For Orlando's Gay Community After Pulse Shooting, Dies at 45

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Lawrence Osborne Doesn't Care If You Like His Characters In 'Beautiful Animals'

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#19 Eric Dorsey, 41 y/o 2/5/16 at 8:54am 3900 Penhurst Ave. This image is part of artist Amy Berbert's series Stains on the Sidewalk, where she photographs the space where someone was killed in Baltimore on the one year anniversary of their death. Courtesy of Amy Berbert hide caption

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'Stains On The Sidewalk': Photographer Remembers Year Of Murders In Baltimore

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'I'm A Bit Of A Chameleon': A Writer Draws From Her Own Life In 'Refuge'

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Nevada Voters, Divided Over Health Care, Put Moderate Republican In Tough Spot

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