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Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro

Keynote Speaker: NPR's White House Correspondent & Award-Winning Journalist

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Ari Shapiro Biography

Ari 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 five continents.

In 2015, Shapiro joined Kelly McEvers, Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel as a weekday co-host of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon news magazine.

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.

Shapiro 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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Ari Shapiro Speaking Topics

The Next LGBT Generation

The Advocate magazine has named Ari Shapiro one of its "40 under 40" LGBT leaders, and Out magazine included him in its "Out 100" list of the most influential LGBT people in America. In this talk, Shapiro ties his experience as NPR's White House correspondent into his own life story and provides insight into being an openly gay professional at the nation's center of power.

Journalism and Investigative Reporting

Not every scoop comes from a midnight meeting in a parking garage. Using real world examples, investigative journalist Ari Shapiro describes how reporters bag great stories. He also explores the impact the changing journalism landscape will have on the future of investigative reporting.

Behind the News of the Moment

Whatever the top story of the day is, NPR's Ari Shapiro is asking questions about it at the White House. From the state of the economy to turmoil overseas, Shapiro pulls together the threads of the daily news landscape into a detailed analysis and animated discussion of issues that have the most impact on Americans' lives today.

Stories You Won't Hear on the Radio

While his stories at NPR have won awards for their impact and depth, these are engaging, funny, and sometimes profound tales that you can't find on the air. You'll learn what it really feels like to operate inside the White House bubble with the president and his senior staff during some of America's most consequential moments.

Ari Shapiro Videos

Tan France, "Naturally Tan" (with Ari Shapiro) - YouTube
NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro
Jarl Mohn and Ari Shapiro of NPR Address the 2016 PMDMC

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Ari Shapiro is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Law, LGBTQ, News & Media, Political and College.

Where does Ari Shapiro travel from?

Ari Shapiro generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Ari Shapiro is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Law, LGBTQ and News & Media. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Ari Shapiro generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Frank Luntz, Van Jones and Bob Woodward. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ari Shapiro for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 08/11/2023.

Ari Shapiro Speaking Topics

  • The Next LGBT Generation

    The Advocate magazine has named Ari Shapiro one of its "40 under 40" LGBT leaders, and Out magazine included him in its "Out 100" list of the most influential LGBT people in America. In this talk, Shapiro ties his experience as NPR's White House correspondent into his own life story and provides insight into being an openly gay professional at the nation's center of power.

  • Journalism and Investigative Reporting

    Not every scoop comes from a midnight meeting in a parking garage. Using real world examples, investigative journalist Ari Shapiro describes how reporters bag great stories. He also explores the impact the changing journalism landscape will have on the future of investigative reporting.

  • Behind the News of the Moment

    Whatever the top story of the day is, NPR's Ari Shapiro is asking questions about it at the White House. From the state of the economy to turmoil overseas, Shapiro pulls together the threads of the daily news landscape into a detailed analysis and animated discussion of issues that have the most impact on Americans' lives today.

  • Stories You Won't Hear on the Radio

    While his stories at NPR have won awards for their impact and depth, these are engaging, funny, and sometimes profound tales that you can't find on the air. You'll learn what it really feels like to operate inside the White House bubble with the president and his senior staff during some of America's most consequential moments.

Ari Shapiro Videos

Tan France, "Naturally Tan" (with Ari Shapiro) - YouTube
NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro
Jarl Mohn and Ari Shapiro of NPR Address the 2016 PMDMC
Ari Shapiro - Inside NPR Journalism

Ari Shapiro Reviews

  • Ancestry.com Operations Inc. - Jul 11 2023

  • From start to finish, the entire team was excellent. Responsive and helpful in every way. Our speaker was stellar too. Ari Shapiro has a natural and relaxed style that engaged with our audience. Thank you!
    Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Washington DC Chapter - Mar 06 2019

Ari Shapiro News

  • Ari Shapiro : NPR

    Ari Shapiro has been NPR's White House Correspondent since 2010. His stories appear on all of NPR's newsmagazines, including All Things Considered and ...

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