Arun Rath Named Correspondent for WGBH News

NPR and WGBH will share the former ATC weekend host.

Arun Rath, who just recently left his Culver City-based role as weekend host of NPR’s All Things Considered, is back on the East Coast as a correspondent for WGBH News in Boston. This is not Rath’s first turn working for the public radio station; he was previously senior reporter for WGBH-produced programs Frontline and The World.

Rath will be based out of the WGBH newsroom, but this doesn’t mean he’s leaving NPR. He’ll split his time reporting for both, with a focus on neuroscience.

“I feel especially lucky that I’m in a position to get the best of all worlds—I’ll be continuing on air with NPR on an exciting beat, and at the same time returning to WGBH, where I was able to do so much great work in the past, at Frontline, Nova, The World and others,” Rath said in a statement. “And I’ll be back together with my amazing wife and kids in Boston. So this is wonderful for me on just about every level imaginable.”

Rath’s wife is Frontline executive producer Raney Aronson-Rath.