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Guy Raz

Veteran Correspondent and Host of the TED Radio Hour, NPR

Guy Raz is the host and editorial director of TED Radio Hour, a co-production of NPR and TED that takes listeners on a journey through the world of ideas. Raz joined NPR in 1997 and has worked virtually every job in the newsroom from temporary production assistant to breaking news anchor. Working in various NPR international bureaus, Raz covered everything from wars and conflict zones to sports and entertainment. He reported from more than 40 countries including the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Macedonia and the ongoing conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Besides receiving numerous journalism awards, Raz has also interviewed and profiled more than 6,000 people including Christopher Hitchens, Condoleezza Rice, Jimmy Carter, Shimon Peres, General David Petraeus, Al Gore, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Eminem, Taylor Swift and many, many others. In addition, he has anchored live coverage on some of the biggest stories in recent years including the killing of Osama bin Laden, the Newtown School Shootings and the 2012 Presidential election. He has also served as a Ferris professor of journalism at Princeton University and an adjunct professor of journalism at Georgetown. In 2015, he will teach journalism at George Washington University as a Shapiro Fellow.