Ben Shapiro

Adjunct Professor


Ben Shapiro is a documentary maker working in radio, podcasts, and film and television. His radio projects have aired regularly on NPR, and on American Public Radio, the BBC and CBC. For 20 years he has been editor and producer at Radio Diaries, the award-winning first-person audio series heard on NPR’s All Things Considered. He has also been editor for programs and series at WNYC, Midroll/Earwolf, WUNC, with The Kitchen Sisters, and the Public Radio Exchange.

Ben’s documentary films have appeared at SXSW, the Film Society at Lincoln Center, MOMA, and colleges, theaters and broadcasts internationally. His feature documentary “Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters” followed the renowned photographer for a decade, and was named a New York Times “Critics Pick”. As a cinematographer he has worked with PBS American Masters, National Geographic, and HBO.

Ben has received the Peabody and DuPont awards for radio projects, and an Emmy for documentary cinematography.