Ari Shapiro, the White House correspondent for National Public Radio, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in the auditorium of O’Shaughnessy Educational Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro

The program is the second in Minnesota Public Radio News’ 2013-2014 Broadcast Journalist Series, which is co-sponsored by the St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences, its Communication and Journalism Department, and by Thomson Reuters.

Shapiro will be interviewed on stage that day by Tom Weber, co-host of “The Daily Circuit” for Minnesota Public Radio News.

Shapiro has been covering the White House for NPR since 2010. His stories are heard on all of the network’s news magazines, including “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition,” where he is also a frequent guest host.

Shapiro began reporting on the White House after five years as NPR’s justice correspondent, covering national security and counterterrorism. He spent 2012 on the campaign trail, leading NPR’s coverage of Mitt Romney during the primary and general election.

Students, staff and faculty from the five Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (including St. Thomas) are admitted for free at the door on the day of program. Just present your college or university ID to the usher at the entrance of the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium.

General Admission tickets are $12 for Minnesota Public Radio members and $15 for nonmembers. Ticket information, along with directions for parking on or near the St. Thomas campus, is available on this website.

Now in its 19th year, Minnesota Public Radio’s Broadcast Journalist Series commissions renowned journalists for a 24-hour residency four times a year. They share insights on their craft and issues that affect the world.