Arun Rath 2013
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Arun Rath 2013
Peter A. Smith Photography/NPR

Arun Rath

Correspondent, NPR and WGBH

Beginning in October 2015, Arun Rath assumed a new role as a shared correspondent for NPR and Boston-based public broadcaster WGBH News. He is based in the WGBH newsroom and his time is divided between filing national stories for NPR and local stories for WGBH News.

In this role, Rath's reporting beat covers the science of learning, exploring how the brain functions – how we experience emotions, making errors or boredom – and how we respond to different styles of learning. The beat dovetails well with several of WGBH News' core regional coverage areas, bolstering its reporting on higher education (On Campus), innovation (Innovation Hub) and science (Living Lab from WGBH and WCAI in Woods Hole on Cape Cod).

Previously he served as weekend host of All Things Considered. In that role, every Saturday and Sunday, Rath and the All Things Considered team offered an hour-long exploration of compelling stories, along with in-depth interviews, breaking news, cultural reviews and reports from NPR bureaus throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Over his career, Rath has distinguished himself in public media as a reporter, producer and editor, including time as a senior reporter for the PBS series Frontline and The World® on WGBH Boston. He began his journalism career as an NPR intern at an NPR call-in program called Talk of the Nation, eventually joining the staff and becoming the show's director after working on several NPR News programs during the 1990s. In 2000, he became senior producer for NPR's On the Media, produced by WNYC, where he was part of a team that tripled its audience and won a Peabody Award. He spent 2005 as senior editor at the culture and arts show Studio 360 from PRI and WNYC. Rath moved to television in 2005 to report and manage radio partnerships for Frontline; he also reports on culture and music for the PBS series Sound Tracks. At Frontline and The World®, Rath specialized in national security and military justice. He reported and produced three films for Frontline, the latest being an investigation of alleged war crimes committed by U.S. Marines in Haditha, Iraq.

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Crowds Pay Tribute To Dallas' Fallen Officers At Makeshift Memorial

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Hearing Topic For Accused Sept. 11 Mastermind Shifts To Defendants' Rights

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For Mass. High School Students, New Transgender Rules Are The Old Normal

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Ringling Brothers Officially Retires Circus Elephants

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Boston Marathon Turns 120 — Just 3 Years After Deadly Bombing

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A group of students calling themselves Reclaim Harvard Law School has been occupying a student center for weeks, demanding greater attention to racial issues, including more diversity among the faculty. Chiquita Paschal/Chiquita Paschal hide caption

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History Of Slavery, Future Of Diversity Still At Issue At Harvard

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Harvard Law School's Crest Could Fall Beneath A Wave Of Student Protest

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Brendan McInerney (front, from left), Noah Piou, Emmett Dalton and their fellow students from Roxbury Latin boys' school carry the casket of a man who was left unclaimed by family to a grave site in Fairview Cemetery on Friday. Kayana Szymczak for NPR hide caption

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'Today We Are His Family': Teen Volunteers Mourn Those Who Died Alone

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In 2016, States Expected To Ramp Up Ideas To Solve Opiate Abuse

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Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit

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Out Of 'The Object Lesson,' An Education In The Power Of Kept Things

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A Passing Of The Torch: Arun Rath Signs Off, As Michel Martin Steps Up

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Pope Bids Farewell To U.S., At A Final Mass In Philadelphia

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Obama Begins Visit To New York, With A Meeting With Putin On Itinerary

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