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Josephine Bennett



Josephine Bennett has been with GPB since 2006 and currently serves as the GPB Macon Station Manager and Senior Producer. Before that she hosted Morning Edition and served as Macon Bureau Chief and later Community Engagement Manager.

As a public radio journalist she loves telling the stories of the American South. Her work ranges from a story about a high school holding its first integrated prom to peanut farmers facing drought conditions resulting in a peanut butter shortage. Her work has aired on GPB and nationally on NPR and the BBC.

Josephine was born in New York City and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended Brigham Young University where she majored in Broadcasting and worked at KBYU, the campus public radio and television station. After college she secured her first job at KDYL, an all-news radio station in Salt Lake City where she covered city and county government. After leaving Salt Lake City she returned to the Northeast where she worked in television production.

She moved to Macon in 1991, baby daughter Grace in tow, when her husband Gordon came back to his hometown to work in a family business. After adding a son, Gordon V, to the family she spent many years volunteering in her community, restoring three older homes, and working as a freelance writer for Nickelodeon and TV Land.

When Josephine is not “making radio” she is hanging out with her family and multiple pets. She volunteers with The Pixel Fund fostering dogs. The group takes dogs and cats from high kill shelters in the south and transports them north to find homes. She tends to post way too many pictures of them on her personal Instagram @josephinebennett


West Nile Kills Three In South Georgia

State health officials are confirming three West Nile deaths in south Georgia. This year is on track to be one of the deadliest since the disease arrived in Georgia in 2001. The recent deaths...

August 23, 2012 - 12:12pm

Military Cuts Could Grow

Members of Georgia’s Congressional delegation were in middle Georgia talking about the impact of potential cuts to the military and the threat of federal budget ‘sequestration’. When the so-called...

August 21, 2012 - 10:46am

Record Peanut Crop Anticipated

New figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show this year’s peanut crop in Georgia could break records. That’s despite a lingering drought. Last year a nationwide shortage of peanuts led to...

August 20, 2012 - 11:30am

Counties Pledge Money To Protect Base

Three middle Georgia counties are putting their money where their mouth is to help secure the future of Robins Air Force Base. Officials announced a multi-million dollar agreement to buy up land...

August 17, 2012 - 11:24am

Camera Wearing Dog Fights Crime

Police in middle Georgia are getting crime-fighting help from technology and man’s best friend wearing a new K-9 camera in Warner Robins. The Warner Robins Police Department is one of just eight...

August 15, 2012 - 11:00am


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