Celeste Headlee

CELESTE HEADLEE is an award-winning journalist and author of the upcoming book We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter (September 2017). She has appeared on NPR, PBS World, PRI, CNN, BBC, and other international networks. She hosts a daily talk show called On Second Thought for Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta. She was formerly a host at NPR, anchoring shows including Tell Me MoreTalk of the NationAll Things Considered and Weekend Edition. Until September 2012 Headlee was co-host of the national morning news show The Takeaway from PRI and WNYC. She anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. She is the author of Heard Mentality: An A to Z Guide to Taking Your Radio Show or Podcast from Idea to Hit. For many years she has been a mentor and managing editor for NPR’s Next Generation Radio Project, training young reporters and editors in broadcasting. @celesteheadlee

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