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Celeste Headlee

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Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist who hosts GPB Radio’s “On Second Thought,” weekdays from 9 – 10 a.m. She has appeared on NPR, PBS World, CNN, BBC and other networks and began working as a public radio journalist in 1999. She was formerly a host at National Public Radio, anchoring shows like “Tell Me More,” “Talk of the Nation,” “All Things Considered” and “Weekend Edition.” Until September of 2012, Celeste was the co-host of the national morning news show, “The Takeaway” from PRI and WNYC.

In 2014, she narrated the documentary “Packard: The Last Shift” for the Detroit Free Press. Headlee has won numerous awards for reporting from the Associated Press. She was selected twice to be a Getty/Annenberg Journalism Fellow and was selected as a fellow with the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources. She was also among the first fellows in Reporting on Native Stories for National Native News. For many years, she was a mentor and managing editor for NPR’s Next Generation Radio Project, training young reporters and editors in broadcasting.

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On Second Thought For Friday, November 17, 2017

We dedicate an entire show to the Southern drawl. Y’all listen up now… Where did y’all come from, anyway? We can trace the use of the word all the way back to colonial ancestors. Cameron Hunt ...

November 17, 2017

Do Religious Voters Excuse Immoralty?

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women. Many high ranking Republicans have called on him to drop out of the race, but one state poll says Moore enjoys su...

November 16, 2017

On Second Thought For Thursday, November 16, 2017

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women. Many high ranking Republicans have called on him to drop out of the race. But one state poll says Moore enjoys su...

November 16, 2017

Isabel Allende On Writing From The Heart

Chilean-American novelist Isabel Allende has written a lot about the immigrant experience. Allende is a former journalist who fled Chile after the 1973 assassination of her uncle, who was that count...

November 16, 2017

How Modern Medicine Was Born Of Slavery

Modern gynecology was largely born in the antebellum South -- because some of this country’s first gynecologists conducted experiments on enslaved women. This history is explored in a new book, ...

November 15, 2017

Recent Blog Posts

On Second Thought

A Rant On THAT FLAG, A Demand For Respect

I’m a professional journalist and that means I try to refrain from expressing my opinion on issues in the news. I want my audience to trust that I can have a conversation with anyone that...

July 2, 2015 - 2:10pm
On Second Thought

I'm Black. I'm White. I'm Both. I'm Neither.

MESSAGE TO THE READER: This blog post contains strong language. I'm black. My grandfather is William Grant Still, the "Dean of African-American composers." His skin was the color of maple syrup...

May 20, 2015 - 4:48pm
On Second Thought

What’s Wrong With Pundits?

I have a strict no-pundit policy on the shows that I host. Before I explain why, though, let’s define our terms. What is a pundit? Here’s how Wikipedia defines it: “A pundit (sometimes called a...

October 9, 2014 - 12:01pm