NPR’s Ari Shapiro will end his stint covering the White House and head abroad in January to report from London, the network announced today. In London, Shapiro will replace Philip Reeves, who will become NPR’s Islamabad correspondent.Shapiro has covered the White House for NPR since 2010. He joined the network in 2003 and reported from Miami, Boston and Atlanta, then went on to cover national security and counterterrorism. In 2012 he followed Mitt Romney on the campaign trail.
Shapiro has also guest-hosted Morning Edition and Weekend Edition, and he has a side gig singing with the band Pink Martini.
Reeves’s arrival in Islamabad will give NPR its first permanent correspondent in the Pakistani capital since 2012, when Julie McCarthy, who opened the bureau in 2009, left for New Delhi.