Celeste Headlee

The Takeaway

Celeste Headlee, is a former co-host of The Takeaway.

Before co-hosting The Takeaway, she was the Midwest Correspondent for NPR’s Day to Day, covering everything from the auto industry to art, the 2008 presidential election to toilet smuggling. From 2001-2006, Headlee was a reporter at public radio station WDET Detroit. Previously, she was the local Morning Edition anchor at public radio station KNAU in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Her news reports have aired on NPR, the Pacifica Network, National Native News and Public Radio International. She has also reported for the Detroit News. Her work has been honored with multiple awards from the Michigan Chapter of the Associated Press, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, and the Metro Detroit Society of Professional Journalists.
 
In addition to her journalistic background, Headlee is a classically trained soprano who has performed at the Michigan Opera Theater and various recitals around the country. She has contributed pieces to Chamber Music magazine, and is the granddaughter of “The Dean of African American composers,” William Grant Still.

Headlee (@CelesteHeadlee) holds a bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University and a Master's in Music from the University of Michigan.  She lives in New Jersey.

Celeste Headlee appears in the following:

Singer and Actress Lena Horne, 92, Dies

Monday, May 10, 2010

She was the first black performer to get a long-term contract from a major Hollywood studio.

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