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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 Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Last week, a federal judge temporarily halted the Trump administration's plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It’s unclear if legislative efforts to extend the program w...

January 16, 2018

Report: Georgia Police Fatally Shoot 30 People In 2017

Last September, Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz was shot to death by a campus police officer. According to investigators, Schultz called 911 to report an armed suspicious person on campus. When p...

January 16, 2018

The Return Of Purple Ribbon Sugarcane

For a while, Purple Ribbon Sugarcane thrived on Sapelo Island, off the Georgia coast. Then, disease nearly wiped it out altogether in North America, but it’s been brought back, thanks to a team of...

January 16, 2018

What Removing DACA Would Mean For Georgia

Last week, a federal judge temporarily halted the Trump administration's plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It’s unclear if legislative efforts to extend the program w...

January 16, 2018

On Second Thought For Thursday, January 11, 2018

We’ve all seen it: somebody shops on their work computer, or takes really long lunches, or “borrows” supplies. The workplace doesn’t always foster the most ethical behavior. But recent Unive...

January 11, 2018

Recent Blog Posts

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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
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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
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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