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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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Earl Sweatshirt On Resentment, Growth And Giving Yourself A Chance

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One Tiny Owl: Otherworldly Photos From California's Woolsey Fire

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Rhode Island Prisons Push To Get Inmates The Best Treatment For Opioid Addiction

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'LillyAnna' Gives Teddy Geiger Space To Express Herself

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'The Cleaners' Looks At Who Cleans Up The Internet's Toxic Content

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Life After GM: A Family Upended By Auto Plant Closure Took Divergent Paths

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Not His Job: 'Wait Wait' Host Peter Sagal Writes A Book About Running

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"Club music and dance music really require a different way of listening. You're not waiting for the chorus: You kind of have to like where you're at." Robyn's latest album, Honey, is out now. Heji Shin/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Robyn Found Herself In The Space Between The Notes

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Actor Michael Caine, 85, On His Long Career: 'The Alternative Was A Factory'

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Kim Petras Goes Dark For Halloween With 'Turn Off The Light, Vol. 1'

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In 'Listen To The Marriage,' A Case For Spending Time In The Counselor's Office

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Kathleen VanPoppelen and her daughter Brooke knock doors for Elissa Slotkin, a Democrat running for Congress in Michigan. Kathleen has never voted for a Democrat before, but she'll vote for Slotkin on Election Day. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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A Look At One Of The Most Significant Political Borders In Michigan

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Flint residents Earl (left) and Jeneyah McDonald still purchase bottled water for drinking and cooking. Their sons, Justice, 9, and Josiah, 5, have grown up in Flint as the water crisis unfolded. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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What's Changed And What Hasn't When It Comes To The Flint Water Crisis

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Tunde Olaniran Refuses To Dilute His Creativity

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