Sat., November 23, 2013 3:30pm (EST)

A Surprising Start For NPR's Arun Rath
By Pat Marcus
Updated: 8 months ago

ATLANTA, Ga.  —  
NPR's Arun Rath hosts All Things Considered Saturdays and Sundays at 5 pm on GPB. (Photo courtesy: NPR, Peter A. Smith Photography)
NPR's Arun Rath hosts All Things Considered Saturdays and Sundays at 5 pm on GPB. (Photo courtesy: NPR, Peter A. Smith Photography)
Arun Rath is NPR's new host of Weekend All Things Considered which airs Saturdays and Sundays at 5 pm on GPB Radio.

Arun Rath’s career as a journalist spans more than two decades, but it had a surprising start.

Rath is the new host of Weekend All Things Considered that airs Saturdays and Sundays at 5 p.m. on GPB Radio. The program is now broadcast from NPR West in Culver City, California.

He has worked as a reporter, editor and producer in both public radio and television on programs including On the Media, Studio 360 and Frontline. He covered national security and military justice for Frontline and produced three films with the most recent looking into war crimes allegedly committed by U.S. Marines in Iraq.

Interview Audio: I talked recently with NPR's Arun Rath and some surprising facts came to the surface. You can get to know him and hear the interview to the left.

Bonus Audio: Arun Rath is the first Indian-American host of an NPR news magazine. Hear what he has to say about that and what he calls his “HinJew” wedding.

See Arun Rath's Facebook cover photo we're talking about here.