Indian-American Journalist Arun Rath will become the new host of the NPR newsmagazine Weekend All Things Considered beginning in late September, when the Saturday and Sunday edition moves its broadcast to the West Coast.
Rath has had a distinguished career in public media as a reporter, producer, and editor, most recently as a senior reporter for the PBS series Frontline and The World on WGBH Boston. He has also worked for several NPR and public radio programs.
Rath began his journalism career as an NPR intern at Talk of the Nation, eventually joining the staff and becoming the show’s director after working on several NPR News programs during the 1990s. In 2000, he became senior producer for NPR’s On the Media, produced by WNYC, where he was part of a team that tripled its audience and won a Peabody Award. He spent 2005 as senior editor at the culture and arts show Studio 360.
Rath moved to television in 2005 to report and manage radio partnerships for Frontline. (end)