11 Facts About Arun Rath


Arun Rath is an American radio producer and broadcast journalist.


Arun Rath became the senior producer of NPR's On the Media in 2000, where his team tripled the audience, started one of NPR's first podcasts, and won a Peabody Award.


Later that year, Arun Rath jumped to television as a correspondent and producer for Frontline, where he focused on military justice and national security issues.


Arun Rath became a regular correspondent for PBS's Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders.


In September 2013, Arun Rath was hired as the host of the weekend edition of All Things Considered, coinciding with its move to NPR's West Coast bureau in Culver City.


Arun Rath replaced Guy Raz, becoming the first Indian-American to host an NPR news-magazine.


Arun Rath has stated that he hopes to do more of his own reporting from the field, and to strengthen NPR's presence on the West Coast.


NPR Media Relations Director Isabel Lara said Arun Rath "will be moving back to Boston" but did not elaborate.


Arun Rath joined WGBH Boston, and continued to report for NPR.


On February 21,2017, the PBS network's documentary series Frontline broadcast an episode Arun Rath produced, entitled "Out of Gitmo".


Arun Rath traveled to Serbia for a stay to allow him to profile al-Dayfi, in depth.