Sam Whitehead is a reporter with GPB News. He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, but considers Ithaca, New York his home. He got his start in radio running the news department at WRFI Community Radio in Ithaca, where he interviewed everyone from street musicians to the mayor. He’s also worked work with WSKG and WRVO, two NPR affiliate stations in central New York, and NPR’s State of the Re:Union. He hasn’t won any awards yet. In his free time, he cooks, cleans, and tries to become a better storyteller.