People

  • Audio Engineer

    Alex Word is a member of the GPB engineering staff supporting the radio division.  

    An Atlanta native and a graduate of Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Alex began his career at GPB as an intern and was quickly snapped up as a full...

  • Senior Producer, On Second Thought

    Amy is passionate about serving the community through public radio because she believes each person has a story and that an informed society is a better one.

    Her award-winning career spans 13 years in the media. She’s been a public radio...

  • Host & Producer

    Bill Nigut has been a program host and producer at Georgia Public Broadcasting since November 2013. He is host and executive producer of “Political Rewind,” a political roundtable show featuring some of Georgia’s best-informed insiders weighing...

  • Documentary Producer

    A 2012 inductee into NATAS’s Gold Circle, Smith has won 24 Emmys in 12 categories, as well as numerous AP and UPI Awards, the Green Eyeshade Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

    His work includes radio, local television, CNN...

  • Host & Station Manager

    Drew Dawson is the Station Manager/Host at GPB radio’s Augusta bureau. He is a veteran radio broadcaster, program manager and news professional. Prior to joining GPB, he was part of the multi-platform news operation at the iconic WGBH in Boston...

  • Digital News Producer

    Ellen Eldridge is a digital producer for GPB. She has previously worked as a breaking news reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The topics she most often writes about are mental and other health care issues, crime and public safety....

  • Program Director

    Ellen Reinhardt arrived at GPB in 2012 from North Carolina, where she was the News Director/Managing Editor of the North Carolina News Network for 11 and a half years. NCNN is a statewide radio network that provides news, weather, sports and...

  • On Second Thought Producer

    Emilia Brock is a producer for GPB's program, "On Second Thought."

    Emilia is a passionate storyteller and has experience in a number of creative fields, including journalism, photography, video and radio production, fiction writing and...

  • GPB Reporter & Savannah Bureau Chief

    Based in Savannah, Emily Jones reports on all things coastal and manages GPB's Savannah bureau. Before coming to GPB, she studied broadcast journalism at the Columbia Journalism School and urban history at Brown University. She’s worked for the...

  • Reporter

    Grant came to public media after a career spent in newspaper photojournalism. As an all platform journalist he seeks to wed the values of public radio storytelling and the best of photojournalism online.

  • Producer, On Second Thought

    Jake is a producer for On Second Thought.

  • Jesse Nighswonger works with On Second Thought and Political Rewind as an engineer and audio editor. 

     

  • Assistant News Director & GPB Macon Station Manager

    Josephine Bennett has been with GPB since 2006 and currently serves as the GPB Macon Station Manager and Senior Producer. Before that she hosted Morning Edition and served as Macon Bureau Chief and later Community Engagement Manager.

    As...

  • Producer/Original Productions

    Keocia Howard is a graduate of Georgia State University. Her career in media began with an internship at Georgia Public Broadcasting in 2007. She has grown with the company and is now a Staff Producer working on various programs, from ...

  • On Second Thought Producer

    La'Raven was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, so she’s no stranger to the south. La'Raven developed a passion for storytelling at a very young age. She became a features editor on her high school’s newspaper staff and an anchor on the...

  • Morning Edition Host

    Leah Fleming is an award-winning radio host and correspondent.

    You can hear her greet you to each weekday morning on 88.5 GPB Atlanta’s Morning Edition from NPR News.

    Leah is a familiar voice on public radio having hosted morning...

  • Senior Anchor/ Correspondent

    Rickey Bevington is a mainstay with Georgians as local host of NPR’s “All Things Considered” on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Based in Atlanta, her radio and television stories have drawn honors from Edward R. Murrow Awards (2016, 2014),...

  • Political Rewind producer

    Robert Jimison is a producer covering regional and national topics. He works on GPB's "Political Rewind."

    A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Robert graduated with a political science degree from Georgia State University. Following...

  • Reporter

    Growing up in Conyers isn't the most exciting thing to do in Georgia. But Ross did. He left there to venture out to the University of Missouri.

    After graduating, he stayed in the Midwest, calling Milwaukee home before returning back to...

  • Managing Editor

    Sara Shahriari manages the GPB Radio News team of reporters and editors, talk shows On Second Thought and Political Rewind, and develops the station's podcasting initiative. As a newsroom manager, Sara values clear communication, building...

  • Host & Producer

    Sarah Zaslaw has shared classical music and company with statewide listeners since joining GPB in 1998. Long a daytime presence on Midday Music, she moved in 2016 to the evening, hosting Nightcap Monday­–Wednesday at 10 p.m. Since 2008 Sarah...

  • Director of Podcasting

    Sean Powers is Georgia Public Broadcasting's first director of podcasting. He joined GPB in 2014 as a producer/reporter with On Second Thought, and remained with the...

  • Producer, All Things Considered

    Sophia Saliby is the producer for GPB's All Things Considered broadcast in Atlanta. Previously, she was a reporter for WFIU/WTIU in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to her reporting, she aided in the production of "Noon Edition," a weekly call...

  • Reporter

    Stephen Fowler is an award-winning reporter and photographer focusing on politics from McDonough, Georgia. He graduated from Emory University in 2016 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies, writing his thesis on the rise of the internet...

  • Radio Producer & Back-Up Host

    Taylor graduated from Georgia State University in 2015 with bachelor's in journalism and a concentration in telecommunications. He interned with "On Second Thought" during his senior spring semester and immediately fell in love with the team...

  • Radio Operations Manager

    Tom Barclay is GPB's Radio Operations Manager. He is responsible for making sure all scheduled programs are on hand and available to air along with scheduling on-air announcements. He also is an on-air host at various times throughout the week,...

  • Host, On Second Thought

    Virginia Prescott is the Gracie Award-winning host of On Second Thought for Georgia Public Broadcasting. Before joining GPB, she was host of