Arun Rath joins NPR as Weekend ATC host

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Frontline and PRI’s The World reporter Arun Rath will join NPR in late September to host Weekend All Things Considered, which is relocating to NPR’s Los Angeles studios.

Arun Rath

Rath (Photo: NPR/Peter A. Smith)

Rath currently covers national security and military justice for Frontline, where he has worked since 2005. He wrote and produced three films for the doc series, with the most recent looking into war crimes allegedly committed by U.S. Marines in Iraq. Rath also reports on music for the PBS series Sound Tracks.

Before joining Frontline, Rath worked as a producer for NPR’s On the Media and was a senior editor for Public Radio International’s Studio 360. He got his start in journalism as an intern for NPR’s Talk of the Nation.

NPR will be “reinventing” Weekend All Things Considered in some ways when Rath signs on and the show moves to NPR West in Los Angeles, according to NPR spokesperson Anna Christopher Bross. The show will take advantage of greater access to the city’s industries and will add to the network’s presence for covering national and breaking news from the West Coast.

Former WATC host Guy Raz left the show in December to host NPR’s TED Radio Hour. Jacki Lyden has been filling in during the interim.

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