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Ari Shapiro

Host, All Things Considered

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

He 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.)

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.

He 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 Satirical 'Severance,' A Stricken Country Works Itself To Death

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Davi Tatiana Chirino-Santos, 9, and her baby brother, Arnold Jafer Lopez-Santos, crossed with their mother, Jessica Carolina Santos Lopez. Though the journey was long, Chirino-Santos is looking forward to creating a better life in the U.S. She wants to study to be a doctor. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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PHOTOS: What It's Like On Both Sides Of The U.S.-Mexico Border's Busiest Crossing

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Carlos Garcia plays with six-month-old Evin Wilson, with Evin's mother, Jacqui Wilson. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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An Unlikely Friendship: An Immigration Attorney And A Border Patrol Agent

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Raymondville officials are counting on the new detention facility and operator Management and Training Corp. to bring life back to its streets. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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As Private ICE Lockups Grow, Towns Could See Economic Boon

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A man rides his bike on one of the main streets in Raymondville, TX. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Detention Center In Texas That Once Burned During Riots Reopens

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The Casa del Migrante San Juan Diego y San Francisco in Matamoros, Mexico is a shelter that houses people who have been deported from the U.S. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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What Happens On The Other Side Of the U.S. Border In Mexico

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Dahani Gudiel, 25, from Guatemala turned herself and her three daughters in to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection outside of McAllen, Texas on Monday. Gudiel says she crossed the border seeking asylum after being threatened by gangs at home. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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A Look Into What Immigrant Families Face At Busiest Border Crossing

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A money trader holds wads of cash on the street in Harare. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Mugabe's Gone, But Zimbabwe Still Has A Serious Cash Shortage

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Did The Government Meet The Deadline To Reunite Migrant Families?

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People released from immigration detention centers are often dropped off at the McAllen bus station in Texas. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Hundreds Of Families Still Separated As Reunification Deadline Arrives

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Parker Posey Writes Her Own Myth In 'You're On An Airplane'

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Demi Lovato's fans have been tweeting their support to Lovato as the singer recovers from an alleged drug overdose. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Reaction To Demi Lovato's Alleged Overdose Shows Changing Attitudes Toward Addiction

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A masked Somali pirate stands near a Taiwanese fishing vessel that washed up in 2012 after the pirates were paid a ransom and released the crew. The image appears on the cover of Michael Scott Moore's new book The Desert and the Sea. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

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What It's Like To Be Held Hostage By Somali Pirates For 2 1/2 Years

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Zinzile Majola, 27-year-old singer of Friends Band, says it felt like a window opening when Mugabe left. "It actually gave us more confidence that things would change from now on, from the way they were, from the way they used to be," Majola says. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Politics In Zimbabwe Has A New Soundtrack

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