My name is Ari and I'm a multimedia journalist, working mainly in audio. Currently, I'm the project director for the KCRW x LA Radio Club Mentorship Program. Previously, I've worked as a producer at This American Life, Serial, Pineapple Street Studios and KPCC/LAist.
I'm the creator and host of the award-winning documentary podcast Blind Landing. The series was named one of The Atlantic's Best Podcasts of 2021 and won the 2023 Ambie Award for Best Independent Podcast. Blind Landing has been showcased on the front page of every major podcasting app (including Apple, Spotify, Amazon) and written about in dozens of publications around the world.
Outside of audio, I've contributed to outlets like The New York Times, The Advocate, Vox, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and The Boston Globe. I've been a finalist for the National Arts & Entertainment Journalist Of The Year Award and the AIPS (International Sports Press Association) Young Reporter Award. I've spoken at a number of schools around the country, including Yale University, University of Tennessee, Pomona College and University of Washington.
If you've made it this far, then you're probably my dad, reading this to remember what it is that I do for a living, or someone looking to connect. For speaking or consulting queries, feel free to reach out via the contact tab above.