AUDIO PRODUCER + MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST
Hi! My name is Ari. The first image on the left is a photo of me as a five-year-old living in Jerusalem. The picture below that is me present-day. As you can see, I still have the same Spock-like ears but none of the same teeth. I lost the water bottle I'm holding in the second photo approximately five minutes after the picture was taken, and have gone on to lose no less than a dozen more water bottles since.
About me: I do a lot of different things. First and foremost, I'm an audio producer. Currently, I work as a production fellow at This American Life. Before that, I was an assistant producer at KPCC 89.3, the NPR Los Angeles affiliate. At the station, I reported and produced stories for The Frame, Take Two, AirTalk and FilmWeek. I've also made reported stories for other NPR stations like KCRW and WHYY.
Outside of radio, my writing and editorial illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine and The Boston Globe. Before getting into audio, I was a documentary producer at Optimist Films.
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 collaborate. Either way, you can see/watch/hear my projects on the work tab above.