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The Big Jewcy: Ari Shapiro, NPR Correspondent

Hailing from Fargo, North Dakota, by way of Portland, Oregon (yes there are apparently Jews in both of these cities), NPR ace reporter and rising star Ari Shapiro has covered some of the most significant court cases in recent history, … Read More

By / June 11, 2010

Hailing from Fargo, North Dakota, by way of Portland, Oregon (yes there are apparently Jews in both of these cities), NPR ace reporter and rising star Ari Shapiro has covered some of the most significant court cases in recent history, including Supreme Court rulings on Guantanamo detainees, the perjury trial of top White House official Lewis "Scooter" Libby and the fraud trial of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. He has also broken stories about the government’s evolving approach to counterterrorism, detention and interrogation policies. He investigated abuses of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison and covered the legal proceedings against American soldiers accused of those abuses. The first reporter at NPR to be promoted to the position of correspondent before the age of 30, Shapiro now holds the position of White House Correspondent, delivering us all the White House action.