Stephen Fowler is an award-winning reporter for GPB News covering state and local politics and the host of the "Battleground: Ballot Box" podcast. His work focuses on voting rights and election law, state government and campaigns.

He got his start with GPB's All Things Considered in Atlanta, where he helped create live shows everywhere from a brewery to a baseball game to a rooftop midway, was part of award-winning hurricane coverage and (occasionally) filled in as the afternoon news host. In college, he served as the Executive Digital Editor of The Emory Wheel and was part of the inaugural cohort of the Georgia News Lab, a yearlong investigative journalism program.

His reporting takes him many places, like a chicken processing plant in southeast Georgia, fishing in the Flint River, a soul food restaurant in the mountains and protests in the streets of downtown Atlanta. He is a regular contributor to NPR, including stories on Up First, Morning Edition and All Things Considered and NPR's national newscasts, with bylines on Marketplace, Here and NowProPublica and the Columbia Journalism Review as well.