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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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In Toledo, Syrian Refugees Are Welcomed Amid A Difficult Immigration Climate

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Looking Ahead To The War Against ISIS In 2017

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New Reporting Shows Ghost Ship Warehouse Was All But Invisible To Oakland Fire Dept.

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Gambian Ambassador To U.S. Defies His Country's Leader

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Encore: Solange's 'A Seat At The Table' Honors Her Family

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Scientists Announce Ebola Vaccine

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Trump Talks With Taiwan, In A Move That May Spell Friction With China

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The Favorite Drink Of Italian Grandpas Gets An American Revival

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Students interview Arie Carpenter, a widow known simply and affectionately as Aunt Arie, on her front porch. She dispensed bits of wisdom such as "Livin' by yourself ain't all roses — and it ain't all thorns." Her stories inspired playwright Susan Cooper and actor Hume Cronyn, whose collaboration resulted in the 1982 Broadway production Foxfire. Courtesy of The Foxfire Fund, Inc. hide caption

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In The Mountains Of Georgia, Foxfire Students Keep Appalachian Culture Alive

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