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Celeste Headlee

5 out of 5

Writer, Journalist, Anchor, & Host of OSTtalk on NPR

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 Celeste Headlee Biography

Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist, who has appeared on NPR, PBS World, PRI, CNN, BBC and other international networks. She is also the author of Heard Mentality: An A to Z Guide to Taking Your Radio Show or Podcast from Idea to Hit. Her book on better conversations will be published by Harper Wave in Fall of 2017.

In Spring 2015, Celeste spoke at the Tedx CreativeCoast in Savannah, Georgia. Nearly a year later, Ted.com featured her talk and it went viral! To date, it has been seen more than 6.5 million times by people throughout the world. Click here to see her talk on Ten Ways to Have Better Conversations. Now Celeste speaks to groups around the world on the art of conversation, music, journalism and more.

Celeste hosts a daily talk show called “On Second Thought” for Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta. She was formerly a host at National Public Radio, anchoring shows including 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. She anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel.

In 2014, Celeste narrated the documentary “Packard: The Last Shift” for the Detroit Free Press. She has won numerous awards for reporting from the Associated Press and SPJ. 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.

Celeste graduated from the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts in 1987. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona and her Master’s of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan in 1998.

She appears on the CD “Classically Blue” from gospel artist Lea Gilmore. She has performed at the National Gallery of Art, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies in Little Rock, the Distinguished Artist Series at the Church of the Red Rocks, Colorado College, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Yavapai College, Wagner College and Wayne State University, among many other locations. She has also performed with the Michigan Opera Theatre, the Sedona Repertory Company, the Harlequin Players, the Sedona Arts Center, the Great Lakes Lyric Opera, and many other professional companies.

Ms. Headlee has always been vocal in her support of her grandfather, William Grant Still. She has performed his music in concerts and recitals for more than 15 years in several different states and has given many lectures on his music for high schools and universities. Celeste was also the editor of the second edition of the book, William Grant Still and the Fusion of Cultures in American Music, for which she compiled the first complete thematic catalog of Still’s works. She also sang Still’s “Levee Land” on the CD “Music of Afro-American Composers,” produced by the Northern Arizona University Wind Symphony.

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Books
We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter

We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter

Heard Mentality: An A-Z Guide to Take Your Podcast or Radio Show from Idea to Hit

Heard Mentality: An A-Z Guide to Take Your Podcast or Radio Show from Idea to Hit

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Celeste Headlee

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Writer, Journalist, Anchor, & Host of OSTtalk on NPR

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Celeste Headlee Biography

Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist, who has appeared on NPR, PBS World, PRI, CNN, BBC and other international networks. She is also the author of Heard Mentality: An A to Z Guide to Taking Your Radio Show or Podcast from Idea to Hit. Her book on better conversations will be published by Harper Wave in Fall of 2017.

In Spring 2015, Celeste spoke at the Tedx CreativeCoast in Savannah, Georgia. Nearly a year later, Ted.com featured her talk and it went viral! To date, it has been seen more than 6.5 million times by people throughout the world. Click here to see her talk on Ten Ways to Have Better Conversations. Now Celeste speaks to groups around the world on the art of conversation, music, journalism and more.

Celeste hosts a daily talk show called “On Second Thought” for Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta. She was formerly a host at National Public Radio, anchoring shows including 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. She anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel.

In 2014, Celeste narrated the documentary “Packard: The Last Shift” for the Detroit Free Press. She has won numerous awards for reporting from the Associated Press and SPJ. 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.

Celeste graduated from the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts in 1987. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona and her Master’s of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan in 1998.

She appears on the CD “Classically Blue” from gospel artist Lea Gilmore. She has performed at the National Gallery of Art, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies in Little Rock, the Distinguished Artist Series at the Church of the Red Rocks, Colorado College, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Yavapai College, Wagner College and Wayne State University, among many other locations. She has also performed with the Michigan Opera Theatre, the Sedona Repertory Company, the Harlequin Players, the Sedona Arts Center, the Great Lakes Lyric Opera, and many other professional companies.

Ms. Headlee has always been vocal in her support of her grandfather, William Grant Still. She has performed his music in concerts and recitals for more than 15 years in several different states and has given many lectures on his music for high schools and universities. Celeste was also the editor of the second edition of the book, William Grant Still and the Fusion of Cultures in American Music, for which she compiled the first complete thematic catalog of Still’s works. She also sang Still’s “Levee Land” on the CD “Music of Afro-American Composers,” produced by the Northern Arizona University Wind Symphony.

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  • How much does it cost to book Celeste Headlee?

    Booking fees for Celeste Headlee, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Celeste Headlee, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Celeste Headlee?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Celeste Headlee for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Celeste Headlee for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Celeste Headlee or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Celeste Headlee or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Celeste Headlee is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Celeste Headlee for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Celeste Headlee generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tricia Bobeda, Ben Stein, Jim Cantore, Barbara Starr and Walter Issacson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Celeste Headlee for an upcoming event.

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