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Leah Fleming

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Leah Fleming’s passion for local public radio journalism and exciting news partnerships is what brings her to Macon. She joined GPB in 2013 following six years at WLRN-Miami Herald News, in Miami, where she served as a reporter and All Things Considered anchor before being named deputy news director.

Prior to her time in South Florida, Leah worked as Morning Edition host/reporter at WABE Public Radio in Atlanta, Georgia. There she was acknowledged for her work including an award from the National Association of Black Journalists for her interview with professional boxer Laila Ali. Leah fell in love with the art of radio during a summer internship in college. Since then she has reported, produced and anchored news programs at several stations, including WAMC Northeast Public Radio in Albany, New York, and WJCT Public Broadcasting in Jacksonville, Florida. Leah has also worked at NPR in Washington as a producer and mentor with NPR’s Next Generation project. Raised in New York, Leah holds a Master of Science degree in communication arts.

Latest From This Author

Councilman John Blount On Stockbridge Smoke Ban

The city of Stockbridge has voted to ban smoking inside vehicles when children are present in a 3-2 vote during Monday night’s council meeting. The trend towards banning smoking in vehicles where ...

January 12, 2017

Kanye West Inspires Christmas Show At Dad's Garage

Christmas is only a few short days away. That means you might see "It's a Wonderful Life" playing on TV or "The Nutcracker" being staged at your local theater But besides the usual traditions, the p...

December 23, 2016

Music Minute: Ma Rainey, 'Mother of the Blues'

You're listening to the sultry sounds of singer Gertrude Pridgett. But she's better known as "Ma Rainey: The Mother of the Blues." She recorded over 100 cuts for Paramount Records, including this so...

December 22, 2016

Music Moment: Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes

On this date in 1966, singer Chris Robinson was born in Atlanta. He's best known as the charismatic frontman of the Black Crowes and for hit songs like the 1991 hit "She Talks To Angels." Chris and ...

December 20, 2016

High Fashion For The Pistol-Packing Woman

Black Friday gun sales set a new record this year. According to the FBI, licensed firearm dealers filed over 185,000 background checks on that day alone. Gun owners across the country say women are ...

December 19, 2016

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Macon Negro League Players Make History!

A Macon teenager's love for baseball has lead him to unearth Negro League history. Gordon Smith, the 15-year-old Eagle Scout and JV baseball player at his high school, discovered Negro League...

February 29, 2016 - 9:18am

Macon&Eggs:Middle Georgians Get Ready For Super Tuesday Plus C.T. Vivian Visits Macon!

Super Tuesday and a Civil Rights giant coming to Macon top the list of headlines in Middle Georgia this week. Charles Richardson, editorial page editor for the Telegraph and GPB Macon's Leah Fleming...

February 25, 2016 - 5:53am

Your Middle GA Events: Black History & a Rodeo!

We’ve got theater, music and black history. Here to share some events around the three are Betsy Fitzgerald, a local harpist, and Jackie K. Cooper, a film critic with the Huffington Post. Here are...

February 18, 2016 - 12:05pm

Macon&Eggs: Gun Violence Hits The Mercer University Community

The Mercer University community continues to mourn the shooting death of student and basketball player Jibri Bryan. Each week journalists Charles Richardson, editorial page editor for the Telegraph...

February 4, 2016 - 10:13am

The Arts Community's Innovative Approach To Flat State Funding

Funding for the arts is sometimes the first thing to go when state budgets are tight and cuts are being made. So how do local arts groups manage to survive, let alone thrive? Many local theaters in...

February 1, 2016 - 7:35am

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