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Ari Shapiro Height, Weight, Age, Education, Spouse

Ari Shapiro Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth September 30, 1978
Zodiac Sign Libra
Spouse Michael Gottlieb

Ari Shapiro is an American radio journalist, author, and singer who is best known for his rotational hosting of All Things Considered (2015-Present), the flagship news program on NPR (National Public Radio, an American non-profit media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of more than 1,000 public radio stations in the United States). All Things Considered was the first news program on NPR, premiering on May 3, 1971. It combines news, analysis, commentary, interviews, and special features. In June 2020, NPR announced that Ari would co-host a new daily podcast called Consider This. Besides his long-running association with NPR (that started in January 2001), he has been a regular guest singer, since 2009, with the band Pink Martini. Ari has been featured on 4 of the band’s albums and has performed live with them at prominent venues in major cities across the United States and Europe. In 2023, he published a book titled The Best Strangers in the World: Stories from a Life Spent Listening.

Born Name

Ari Michael Shapiro

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Ari Shapiro as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2023
Ari Shapiro as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2023 (Ari Shapiro / Instagram)

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Born Place

Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota, United States


Washington, D.C., United States





Ari had attended Beaverton High School, a public school located in Beaverton, Oregon, United States. After his high school graduation, he joined Yale University, a private Ivy League (a group of 8 research universities in the Northeastern United States that symbolize academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism) research university in New Haven, Connecticut.

He graduated magna cum laude (meaning ‘with great praise’, typically awarded to graduates in the top 5%, 10%, or 15% of their class, depending on the institution) from there in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He also sang in the Mixed Company of Yale (the a cappella (without instrumental accompaniment) group of the university) and was a member of the university’s Scroll and Key secret society.


Radio Journalist, Author, Singer

Ari Shapiro as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2023
Ari Shapiro as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2023 (Ari Shapiro / Instagram)


  • Father – Leonard ‘Len’ Shapiro (Computer Scientist, Database Researcher, Professor Emeritus at Portland State University – a public research university in Portland, Oregon, United States)
  • Mother – Elayne Shapiro (née Halpern) (Former Professor)
  • Siblings – Daniel Shapiro (Brother), Joseph Shapiro (Younger Brother) (Professor)


He has been represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Talent Management Firm, Los Angeles, California, United States.




5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


74 kg or 163 lbs

Ari Shapiro as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2023
Ari Shapiro as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2023 (Ari Shapiro / Instagram)

Boyfriend / Spouse

Ari has dated –

  1. Michael Gottlieb (2004-Present) – Ari married his longtime boyfriend and lawyer Michael Gottlieb on February 27, 2004, in a ceremony held at the San Francisco City Hall, the seat of government for the city and county of San Francisco, California. Michael worked in the office of the White House Counsel (a senior staff appointee of the president of the United States whose role is to advise the president on all legal issues concerning the president and their administration) between 2013 and 2015.

Race / Ethnicity


He is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

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Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Lanky frame
  • Short-cropped, side-parted, spiked hair
  • Cheerful smile
  • Clean-shaven look
Ari Shapiro as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2023
Ari Shapiro as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2023 (Ari Shapiro / Instagram)

Ari Shapiro Facts

  1. When he was about 8 years old, he and his family moved from Fargo, North Dakota, to Beaverton, Oregon. He did most of his schooling there.
  2. In January 2001, not long after he graduated from Yale University, he started his career with NPR (National Public Radio) as an intern to NPR‘s legal affairs correspondent. Thereafter, Ari worked as an editorial assistant and an assistant editor on Morning Edition, a news program produced and distributed by NPR.
  3. Eventually, he began covering the White House (the official residence and workplace of the president of the United States) for NPR in 2010. In 2014, he started working as NPR‘s international correspondent – based in London.
  4. In July 2015, NPR announced that Ari would soon become one of the rotational hosts of All Things Considered, the flagship news program on NPR. He is a distant relative of Susan Stamberg (née Levitt) who had served as the co-host of All Things Considered between 1972 and 1986.
  5. This made her the first woman to have held a full-time position as the anchor of a national nightly news broadcast in the United States. One of Ari’s cousins is married to one of Susan’s cousins and they affectionately call each other ‘cuz’ (short for cousin). Susan is a ‘Broadcasting Hall of Fame’ inductee as well as a ‘National Radio Hall of Fame’ inductee.
  6. In 2023, the University of Portland, a private Catholic university in Portland, Oregon, conferred upon Ari a degree of Doctor of Humane Letters – an honorary degree awarded to those who have distinguished themselves through humanitarian and philanthropic contributions to society.

Featured Image by Ari Shapiro / Instagram

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