Ari Shapiro Ari Shapiro is co-host of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning newsmagazine.
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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's reporting has been consistently recognized by his peers. He was part of an NPR team that won a national Edward R. Murrow award for coverage of the Trump Administration's asylum policies on the US-Mexico border. 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 frequent 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. In 2019 he created the show "Och and Oy" with Tony Award winner Alan Cumming, and they continue to tour the country with it.

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 'She Memes Well,' Quinta Brunson Describes The Difficult Path To Her Comedy Career

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'1,000% Win In My Book': Former College Athlete Reacts To SCOTUS Decision

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Delta Variant Drives New Cases, Hospitalizations In Southwest Missouri

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The Personal Cost Of Solitary Confinement

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Juneteenth Commissioner In Texas Reacts To The Holiday Going National

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Supreme Court Sides With Religious Freedom In High Profile LGBTQ Rights Case

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The Dark-Skinned Afro-Latinx Erasure In 'In The Heights'

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A Long To-Do List Awaits Biden Back In Washington

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Eating Disorders On The Rise After A Year Of Uncertainty And Isolation

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Ari Shapiro On Covering The Pulse Shooting

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A man walks past sacks containing debris washed ashore from the X-Press Pearl on a beach in Colombo on Thursday. The plastic pellets will break down and be more difficult to clean up over time, marine biologist Asha de Vos says. Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Ship Sinking Off Sri Lanka Looks Like A Lasting Environmental Disaster

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Chris Bosh Talks About The NBA's New Kids On The Court Dominance

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So You're Thinking About Eating A Cicada: Tips From A Cicada Enthusiast

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Descendants Of Enslaved People Get Checks In One Of The 1st Cash Reparations Programs

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