Ari Shapiro is the son of database researcher Dr. Len Shapiro and university professor Dr. Elayne Shapiro. When he was eight years old, he moved with his family to Portland, Oregon. He attended Beaverton High School. He graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and is a member of the Scroll and Key secret society. He is currently a White House Correspondent for National Public Radio.
Shapiro began covering the White House in 2010, after five years as NPR's Justice Correspondent. He began his NPR career as an intern to legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg in January 2001. Following that assignment, he worked as an editorial assistant and an assistant editor on Morning Edition.
Before becoming NPR’s justice correspondent, Shapiro worked as a regional reporter for NPR in Atlanta and Miami.
Ari Shapiro is an American radio journalist. He currently is White House correspondent for NPR. On February 27, 2004, Shapiro and longtime boyfriend, lawyer Michael Gottlieb, were married at San Francisco City Hall. Out since high school, Shapiro has shared his life with Michael since 1998, when they were both students at Yale. In 2010, Paper included Shapiro in the list of "Beautiful People," saying he "must have a clone. No one man could have so many talents and be in so many places at once."
Shapiro regularly appears as an analyst on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
Shapiro's work has been recognized with journalism awards, including the American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award, the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize, a laurel from the Columbia Journalism Review, and the American Judges Association's American Gavel Award. Shapiro was the first NPR reporter to be promoted to correspondent before age 30.
In May, 2010, Paper included Shapiro in an annual list of "Beautiful People," saying he "must have a clone. No one man could have so many talents and be in so many places at once."
In December 2010, MSNBC's entertainment website BLTWY placed Shapiro 26th on its "power list" of "35 people under 35 who changed DC in 2010," calling him "one of NPR's fastest rising stars."
In 2008, Out included Shapiro in the "Out 100", a list of "the year’s most interesting, influential, and newsworthy LGBT people." Shapiro was also included on a list of openly gay media professionals in The Advocate's "Forty under 40" issue of June/July 2009.
In 2009, he recorded the song "But Now I'm Back" with Pink Martini on the band's fourth album, Splendor in the Grass. In 2010, he recorded songs in Ladino and Hebrew for Pink Martini's holiday album, Joy to the World. In 2012, he recorded songs in Hindi and Spanish for an album that is scheduled for release in Spring of 2013. He made his live debut with Pink Martini on September 19, 2009, performing at the Hollywood Bowl. He has performed live with them frequently since then, including at such iconic venues as Carnegie Hall and the Beacon Theater in New York City, the Olympia in Paris, Kew Gardens in London, and the Lycabettus Theatre in Athens.
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Always put the listener first has been NPR's mantra since its inception in 1970. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, NPR's programming attracts over 27 million listeners every week. This beautifully designed volume chronicles NPR's storied history, featuring dozens of behind-the-scenes photos, essays and original reporting by a who's who of NPR staff and correspondents, transcripts of memorable interviews, and an audio CD of the most memorable programming throughout the decades. Beyond an entertaining and inspiring tribute to NPR's remarkable history, this book is an intimate look at the news and stories that have shaped our world, from the people who were on the ground and on the air. With contributions from Steve Inskeep, Neal Conan, Robert Siegel, Nina Totenberg, Linda Wertheimer, Scott Simon, Melissa Block, P.J. O'Rourke, David Sedaris, Sylvia Poggioli, and many more, this is the perfect book for any NPR supporter, fan, or devotee.
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