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Atlanta, GA
Freelance Journalist
As seen in:  NPR, Al Jazeera, WBUR Boston, WNYC

Writer, journalist, anchor, host of @onsecondthought. All views are my own. Retweets are not an endorsement. Not even an agreement. http://t.co/8UGdiFaR3t

We Make #PubRadio Here In Georgia. Join Us!

gpb.org — Georgia Public Broadcasting's news department is looking for interns who are willing to work hard while learning about radio news in a major market*. The internship is unpaid, but the experience will be invaluable for anyone hoping to find the job of their dreams. You'll be interviewing newsmakers, writing stories and boosting your audio production and journalism skills; you won't be sweeping floors or making coffee.
Jul 29, 2015

RT @mygpb: .@OSTtalk is looking for a few good interns. Here's how to apply if you have what it takes. bit.ly/1IqVbmc

A Rant On THAT FLAG, A Demand For Respect

gpb.org — 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's fair and unbiased. But no modern journalist pretends to be completely objective.

A Rant on THAT FLAG

celesteheadlee.tumblr.com — 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's fair and unbiased. But no modern journalist pretends to be completely objective.
Jul 02, 2015

A Rant on THAT FLAG - I’m a professional journalist and that means I try to refrain from expressing my... tmblr.co/Zr8ubw1obLuwQ

| Georgia Public Broadcasting

gpb.org — John's Creek is an affluent suburb in northeast Atlanta. It's fairly small -- only about 80,000 people live there -- but it has big dreams. The city wants to transform some of its 728-acre office park into a town...
May 29, 2015

RT @OSTtalk: So...did you know we blog too? Check out the latest posts by @CelesteHeadlee and @chenlindah at the @gpbnews site: bit.ly/1BsmrhR

I'm Black. I'm White. I'm Both. I'm Neither.

gpb.org — I'm black. My grandfather is William Grant Still, the "Dean of African-American composers." His skin was the color of maple syrup. Mine is the color of café au lait. My grandfather suffered countless indignities and injustices because of his color. I remember them still, almost viscerally. They still feel personal to me.
May 21, 2015

RT @OSTtalk: "What are you?" It's a question #mixedrace ppl know all too well. What answer will suffice? @CelesteHeadlee 's take: bit.ly/1AfzYyp

May 23, 2015

RT @OSTtalk: When @CelesteHeadlee tells people she's black, they doubt her. But saying she's white doesn't work out well either: bit.ly/1AfzYyp

I’m black; I’m white; I’m neither.

celesteheadlee.tumblr.com — (WARNING - I use the word “nigger” in this blog)I’m black.My grandfather is William Grant Still, the “Dean of African-American composers.” His skin was the color of maple syrup. Mine is the color of café au lait. My grandfather suffered countless indignities and injustices because of his color.
May 15, 2015

I’m black; I’m white; I’m neither. - (WARNING - I use the word “nigger” in this blog)I’m black. My... tmblr.co/Zr8ubw1ksdC8M

Educators Sentenced In Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal

wnyc.org — Educators Sentenced In Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal Sentences will be handed down today to 10 Atlanta-area educators convicted earlier this month of racketeering in one of the country's largest-ever public school test cheating scandals. The educators, who include teachers, principals and administrators, were involved in cheating on standardized tests in 2009.

Educators Sentenced In Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal

hereandnow.wbur.org — Sentences will be handed down today to 10 Atlanta-area educators convicted earlier this month of racketeering in one of the country's largest-ever public school test cheating scandals. The educators, who include teachers, principals and administrators, were involved in cheating on standardized tests in 2009. Their wrongdoings allegedly included erasing incorrect test answers.

See My Beloved City

celesteheadlee.tumblr.com — I am not a native Detroiter. In fact, I wasn't thrilled about moving there when I took a job with WDET in 2001. I'd heard all the same things you have, about the crime, the poverty, the burnt out buildings and abandoned homes...
Feb 11, 2015

See My Beloved City - I am not a native Detroiter.  In fact, I wasn’t thrilled about moving there when I... tmblr.co/Zr8ubw1d7zYf5

Feb 11, 2015

Loving Atlanta, but missing #Detroit. This is both a love letter & a guide for tourists. celesteheadlee.tumblr.com/post/110728981…

Mar 07, 2015

RT @RichHomberg: Former @wdet @CelesteHeadlee, now building a show in Atlanta, tells of her beloved Detroit. Smart women/great radio ow.ly/K3nHn

What’s Wrong With Pundits?

gpb.org — 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?
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Sep 01, 2015

Here is Kim Davis' statement on why she wants to keep her job & not have to issue SSM licenses. joemygod.com/2015/09/01/kim… #RowanCounty

Sep 01, 2015

If you saw a post telling you that #Denali is a Kenyan word for "black power," it's safe to laugh. It's ludicrous. mediaite.com/online/no-dena…

Sep 01, 2015

@matt_admas01 I'm not sure what all this has to do with his ability to play James Bond in a movie...

Sep 01, 2015

RT @jk_rowling: Have just heard that James S Potter has been Sorted (to nobody's surprise) into Gryffindor. Teddy Lupin (Head Boy, Hufflepuff) disappointed.

Sep 01, 2015

Some upstate New Yorkers want to secede from the state: One idea "is to annex to Pennsylvania" nypost.com/2015/08/31/ups…

Sep 01, 2015

@politicalmath Then, she can say that when she answers the question. It's still a fair question.


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