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Celeste Headlee



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, May 1, 2018

New research on anxiety in the workplace finds in some cases, anxiety can actually help improve employee performance. Georgia State University psychology professor Page Anderson developed a technolo...

May 1, 2018

On Second Thought For Monday, April 23, 2018

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April 23, 2018

On Second Thought For Thursday, April 19, 2018

This year's Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists were announced Tuesday . We listened back to interviews with four past and present honorees. Renee Montagne was named a 2018 finalist for her investi...

April 19, 2018

On Second Thought For Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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April 17, 2018

On Second Thought For Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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April 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
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