Aaron Schachter

Aaron Schachter

Assignment Editor

Aaron Schachter works with reporters to craft their stories for radio. Schachter’s own experience as a field correspondent included Middle East reporting for The World for eight years. He covered the second Palestinian Intifada, reporting extensively from Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Schachter had the good timing to be in Iraq when the Hussein family was caught – Uday and Qusay during summer 2003, and father Saddam that December. He’s also reported stories from throughout Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan.

His stories have won awards from the duPont-Columbia School of Journalism and the Scripps-Howard Institute.
 
Schachter also fills in as host of the program.
 
Before joining The World, Schachter worked in Los Angeles as editor, reporter, and host of the Marketplace Morning Report, and as a reporter for the Los Angeles bureau of National Public Radio. Schachter has served as a reporter and anchor at Colorado public radio in Denver, WBUR in Boston and WFCR, New England Public Radio, in Amherst, MA.
 
When not chained to his desk or being the perfect father to his two boys, Schachter enjoys attempting to mountain bike, hike, back-country ski and other hard guy activities he has no business participating in.

Recent Stories

Lebanon's big weddings

The World's Aaron Schachter reports from Beirut on the spectacle of Lebanese weddings, as many Lebanese couples are willing to spend big, making a point of enjoying the big day despite the country's unstable politics and poverty.

Sports

Skiing across Lebanon

The World's Aaron Schachter reports on the first year of what many ski fans hope will become an annual event in Lebanon -- a cross-country skiing competition modeled on a famous Swiss cross-country ski race.

Global Politics

US to deploy warships to Lebanon

The US military says it's deploying warships off the coast of Lebanon; the move is seen as a show of support for Lebanon's pro-Western government, but critics say the US is meddling in Lebanon's affairs, as The World's Aaron Schachter has more.

Lifestyle & Belief

Two memorial ceremonies in Lebanon

Lebanon mourned two very different leaders today: some Lebanese were remembering former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who was killed in a car bombing in Beirut three years ago today; others attended a funeral for a Hezbollah senior commander

Car bombs kills top Hezbollah member

The World's Aaron Schachter reports on reaction to a car bombing in Syria today that killed Imad Mughniyeh, a senior member of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Working the system in Lebanon

The World's Aaron Schachter sends us an audio postcard from Lebanon, where a weekend winter storm gives a glimpse of the magical and illogical aspects of the country he now calls home.

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