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 a public radio journalist she loves telling the stories of the American South. Her work ranges from a story about a high school holding its first integrated prom to peanut farmers facing drought conditions resulting in a peanut butter shortage. Her work has aired on GPB and nationally on NPR and the BBC.
Josephine was born in New York City and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended Brigham Young University where she majored in Broadcasting and worked at KBYU, the campus public radio and television station. After college she secured her first job at KDYL, an all-news radio station in Salt Lake City where she covered city and county government. After leaving Salt Lake City she returned to the Northeast where she worked in television production.
She moved to Macon in 1991, baby daughter Grace in tow, when her husband Gordon came back to his hometown to work in a family business. After adding a son, Gordon V, to the family she spent many years volunteering in her community, restoring three older homes, and working as a freelance writer for Nickelodeon and TV Land.
When Josephine is not “making radio” she is hanging out with her family and multiple pets. She volunteers with The Pixel Fund fostering dogs. The group takes dogs and cats from high kill shelters in the south and transports them north to find homes. She tends to post way too many pictures of them on her personal Instagram @josephinebennett