Ari Shapiro is an American radio journalist who is better known for co-hosting the NPR’s award-winning newsmagazine, All Things Considered. He is well-recognized for his experience of serving as White House correspondent. He was the international correspondent based in London for NPR. During his career, Shapiro has already filed stories from all the continents excluding Australia. He has covered the news regarding wars in Israel, Iraq and Ukraine. According to the former white house correspondent’s biography, he was born on September 30, 1978, which makes Ari Shapiro age be 40 years old as of 2018. He belongs to the white ethnicity background and definitely, Shapiro is American by nationality.
Early Life and Education
Shapiro was born in 1978 and his place of birth is in Fargo, North Dakota. He was born as the son of Len (father) and Elayne Shapiro (mother). Talking about his parents’ profession, her father is a database researcher and used to teach at the university as well. Likewise, his mother Elayne is a professor by profession. Regarding his religion, Ari Shapiro is Jewish. In 1986, he moved to Beaverton, Oregon with his family at the age of eight. He joined Beaverton High School and later completed his magna cum laude from Yale University. He received Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2000 from the University.
Career and Professional Life
Shapiro started his National Public Radio (NPR) career after his University education in January 2001 by doing an internship under legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg. Later, he served the Morning Edition where Shapiro became the editorial assistant and an assistant editor as well. He served NPR as a regional reporter in Miami and Atlanta. He contributed five years working as NPR’s Justice Correspondent. In 2010, he started covering from the White House that was one of the biggest achievements in his professional life. He became NPR’s international correspondent based in London in 2014. NPR made an announcement that Shapiro alongside Kelly McEvers would combine together to join Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish on July 9, 2015, for hosting All Things Considered program.
For his incredible performance, Shapiro has been rewarded with numerous journalism awards. He has made American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award, the American Judges Association’s American Gavel Award, Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize and laurel from the Columbia Journalism Review on his name.
The -themed magazine Out included him in the list of “the year’s most interesting, influential, and newsworthy LGBT people” in 2016 and 2018. The Advocate’s issue of June/July 2009 named “Forty under 40” included him in the list of gay professional media professionals.
Moving to his personal life, Ari Shapiro is an openly gay and has no hesitation about talking LGBT issues. So, who is his boyfriend/ partner? According to Ari’s Wikipedia profile, he is married to his longtime boyfriend Michael Gottlieb. They celebrated their marriage on February 27, 2004, at San Francisco City Hall. His partner Michael Gottlieb is a lawyer by profession who is recognized for serving White House counsel’s office from 2013-2015.
Versatile and most influential radio personality Ari has a height of 5 feet and 9 inches. His amazing personality and dressing styles can easily attract any people. He must be fitness conscious but we have no information regarding Shapiro’s diet, nutritional and workout plans.
Salary and Net worth
One of the fastest rising National Public Radio’s star Ari Shapiro’s net worth is still under review. But it is sure that he receives a handsome figure of remuneration from his professional career. Some wiki sites have mentioned that Ari’s estimated net worth is 2 million USD which is still not verified. Alongside financial fortune, he has made different journalism awards in his name.
Wiki and Facts
IMDb, Wikipedia and many other popular wiki sites have provided Ari’s biography on their web pages. He is active on Instagram @arishapiro and on Twitter @arishapiro where Ari has amassed more than 60k and 147k followers respectively. In addition to his journalism career, Ari occasionally appears as a guest singer with the American band named Pink Martini. The band was formed by musician/pianist Thomas Lauderdale in 1994.