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

Ari Shapiro Stephen Voss/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Stephen Voss/NPR

Ari Shapiro

Stephen Voss/NPR

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.

[+] read more[-] less

Story Archive

The Band's Visit star Katrina Lenk performs at NPR's Tiny Desk on May 15, 2018. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Eslah Attar/NPR

The Cast Of 'The Band's Visit' On What Makes The Broadway Smash Relatable

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/617891794/618012830" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

"I don't really have an interest in writing revolution, political songs," Matt Maltese says. "I like writing love songs." Scarlett Carlos Clarke/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Scarlett Carlos Clarke/Courtesy of the artist

Matt Maltese Writes Love Songs For The End Of The World

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/617284047/617676397" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In Lauren Groff's 'Florida,' Everything's Out To Get You

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/617250180/617250184" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

(Above) Janet Folkerts, curator for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial museum collection, holds a container of unidentified cremains at the Museum Resource Center in Landover, Md. (Below) A 3-foot-tall model of a U.S. watercraft (left) and a traditional Vietnamese dress are among the artifacts left at the wall that have become part of the permanent collection. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Eslah Attar/NPR

Human Ashes Left At The Vietnam Memorial Find A Not-Final Resting Place

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/612980545/615010226" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Zan (Elle Fanning), an alien, starts a romance with Enn (Alex Sharp), a British punk, in How to Talk to Girls at Parties. Dean Rogers/Courtesy of A24 hide caption

toggle caption
Dean Rogers/Courtesy of A24

John Cameron Mitchell On Punks, Aliens And The Queerness Of 'How To Talk To Girls'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/614469635/614518667" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mark Seliger says a sense of humor is what differentiates his portraits. Above, comedian Jerry Seinfeld as the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. Mark Seliger hide caption

toggle caption
Mark Seliger

'Get Something That No One Else Has Gotten', Says Photographer Mark Seliger

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/613032671/613449579" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

cover art to Come West and See by Maxim Loskutoff Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Eslah Attar/NPR

The Vast And The Violent Rural Northwest, In 'Come West And See'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/612091623/612441220" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

MSU Settlement In Nassar Case 'A Great Victory,' Abused Gymnast Says

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/611820495/611822666" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Cristina Chase Lane (left) and WinnieHope Mamboleo recently graduated from North Carolina State University's College of Education. Leah Jarvis/NC State College of Education hide caption

toggle caption
Leah Jarvis/NC State College of Education

Before They Walk Into A Classroom, These New Teachers Will March On The N.C. Capitol

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/610087216/611097696" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Actress Jessie Buckley On Her Character's Dark Role In 'Beast'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/610529517/610529518" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

(Left) Sean Hahn is a realtor in Phoenix. (Right) Adriana Rodriguez is a former homeowner. Caitlin O'Hara for NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Caitlin O'Hara for NPR

10 Years After Housing Crisis: A Realtor, A Renter, Starting Over, Staying Put

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/603678259/603917247" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

"When you're not that interested in the news and you do decide, 'Hey I think I want to find out some information,' you still deserve to get quality information," says Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia. Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Wikipedia Founder Says Internet Users Are Adrift In The 'Fake News' Era

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/606393983/606580237" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Souad Massi. Jean-Baptiste Millot/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Jean-Baptiste Millot/Courtesy of the artist

'I Used To Be A Dreamer': To Change The World, Souad Massi Starts With Herself

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/605844926/606580243" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

"Being Not Rich at UM" is an over 80-page online guide to navigating college for low and middle-income students. Cargo/Getty Images/Imagezoo hide caption

toggle caption
Cargo/Getty Images/Imagezoo

Navigating Campus For The 'Not Rich': Students Launch A Crowdsourced Guide

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/606077648/606153492" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript