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Ari Shapiro

Host, All Things Considered

Ari Shapiro has been one of the hosts of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine, since 2015. During his first two years on the program, listenership to All Things Considered grew at an unprecedented rate, with more people tuning in during a typical quarter-hour than any other program on the radio.

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 dozens of countries and most of the 50 states.

Shapiro spent two years as NPR's International Correspondent based in London, traveling the world to cover a wide range of topics for NPR's news programs. His overseas move came after four years as NPR's White House Correspondent during President Barack Obama's first and second terms. Shapiro also embedded with the campaign of Republican Mitt Romney for the duration of the 2012 presidential race. He was NPR's Justice Correspondent for five years during the George W. Bush Administration, covering debates over surveillance, detention, and interrogation in the years after Sept. 11.

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, in multiple languages. 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, The Royal Albert Hall in London, and L'Olympia in Paris.

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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Kim Gordon's debut solo album, out now, is entitled No Home Record. Natalia Mantini/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kim Gordon Returns With New Collaborators On 'No Home Record'

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Cory Booker Asked About Struggles With Black Voters: 'Let My Work Speak For Me'

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How High School Debate In 1990s Kansas Explains The Present: A Novel Argument

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Kristin Chenoweth Is Doing It 'For The Girls'

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Renée Zellweger On Playing Judy Garland: 'A Different Kind Of Triumph'

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North Carolina-born landscape architect Walter Hood has reimagined street corners and town squares across America. Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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MacArthur Fellow Walter Hood Revitalizes Neglected Urban Spaces

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe, circa 1950. In 1951, she got married in a baseball stadium and performed a concert in front of thousands of fans. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Most Elaborate Wedding Ever Staged': Rosetta Tharpe At Griffith Stadium

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The Supreme Court And Code Of Ethics

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The playwright Jeremy O. Harris, 30, began writing Slave Play at Yale School of Drama. It is set to open in October on Broadway. Quil Lemons/Courtesy of 'Slave Play' hide caption

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With 'Slave Play,' A Young Playwright Provokes His Way To Broadway

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Pelosi Says Congress Should Pass New Laws So Sitting Presidents Can Be Indicted

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What We Know About The Saudi Attack

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Amitav Ghosh: 'The World Of Fact Is Outrunning The World Of Fiction'

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The Sisters Of A-WA 'Want To Bring Something New' To Yemen's Musical Traditions

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