Arun Rath To Become 'Shared Correspondent' For NPR And WGBH-F/Boston
October 19, 2015 at 6:17 AM (PT)
Former NPR "ALL THINGS CONSIDERED WEEKEND" host ARUN RATH is taking on a role as a "shared correspondent" for NPR and WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION News-Talk WGBH-F/BOSTON. RATH, who hosted "ATC" in 2013 through SEPTEMBER of this year and previously reported for PBS' "FRONTLINE" (produced by WGBH-TV), PRI's "THE WORLD" (produced by WGBH-F), and WNYC-A-F/NEW YORK's "ON THE MEDIA" and "STUDIO 360," will work in the WGBH newsroom filing national stories for NPR and local stories for WGBH, focusing on stories about the science of learning.
“The neuroscience research happening here in BOSTON is fascinating, groundbreaking and underreported. What ARUN will be digging into will greatly contribute to other topic areas we are covering at WGBH NEWS, and the same is true for NPR’s national audience,” said WGBH GM PHIL REDO. “We are happy to welcome ARUN back to WGBH. His experience is another huge addition to our growing local newsroom and we are proud to partner with NPR to build out this new reporting beat.”
“This is another great example of the collaboration between NPR and member stations in bringing listeners the highest quality independent journalism,” said NPR VP of News Programming and Operations CHRIS TURPIN. “ARUN will be reporting from his home base in Boston and will bring the insightful and innovative approach to this new beat that has delighted his NPR listeners for years.”
“I feel especially lucky that I’m in a position to get the best of all worlds -- I’ll be continuing on air with NPR on an exciting beat, and at the same time returning to WGBH, where I was able to do so much great work in the past, at 'FRONTLINE,' 'NOVA,' 'THE WORLD' and others,” said RATH. “And I’ll be back together with my amazing wife and kids in BOSTON. So this is wonderful for me on just about every level imaginable.”