Leah Fleming

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 and afternoon programming in Atlanta, Albany, New York, Jacksonville and Miami, Florida.

Leah says her passion for diversity in public radio is what keeps her in the genre.  Her goal for Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Morning Edition is to offer the listener a unique experience of news, culture and trends of interest to African Americans and other diverse groups in the greater Atlanta area.  She believes that listeners, no matter what their ethnic make-up, find value in content that explores and celebrates all cultures.   

Leah joined GPB in 2012 following six years at WLRN-Miami Herald News, in Miami, where she served as All Things Considered anchor before being named deputy news director.

Prior to her time in South Florida, Leah worked as Morning Edition host at WABE Public Radio in Atlanta, Georgia. There she was acknowledged for her work including an award from the National Association of Black Journalists for her interview with professional boxer Laila Ali.

Leah has also worked at NPR in Washington, DC as a producer and served as a mentor with NPR’s Next Generation project.

Raised in New York, Leah holds a Master of Science degree in communication arts.

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In today's news:

  • General assembly tackles major issues, including adoption and opioids
  • GA Black Caucus honors 'Original 33' black legislators
  • Atlanta Dream sign 2-time WNBA champion

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February is Black History Month here in the United States. Since 1976, every president has set aside the month to honor and remember African American history.

But is designating one month just for Black History appropriate? We tackle that question in the first part of our series about Black History Month.

We discuss this idea with Daniel Black. Black is an award-winning novelist and an African American Studies Professor at Clark Atlanta University. 

 

In today's news:

  • Lawmakers react to the State of the Union
  • Fort Stewart troops head to the Korean peninsula
  • South Fulton searches for new police chief

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The 60th Annual Grammy awards will take place this Sunday.

 

Atlanta will be well represented, with a number of local artists nominated for awards in a variety of categories.

Freelance entertainment reporter Jewel Wicker joins GPB's Leah Fleming to preview this weekend's awards.

 

In today's news:

  • Atlanta sees record employment numbers from last year
  • Stacey Evans campaign removes ad filmed at Ebenezer Baptist church
  • Film featuring a Decatur woman who averted a school shooting debuts this weekend

In today's news:

  • Atlanta schools and government remain closed after another winter storm
  • Delays at HFJ Airport continue
  • Hypothermia claims multiple lives over the past weeks due to the cold

Today's headlines:

  • Winter weather heading to North Georgia and Metro Atlanta
  • David Perdue denies Trump's derogatory comments towards African countries
  • UGA's Roquan Smith declares for the NFL Draft

Today's news:

  • Governor Deal recaps his time in office in the State of the State of address
  • Falcons prepare for second round playoff matchup against Eagles
  • Gwinnett Commissioner Tommy Hunter threatens lawsuit after public reprimand

In today's headlines:

-Governor Deals says Georgia is a top competitor for Amazon's HQ2

-Gwinnett swears in it's first Latino mayor

-APD faces federal allegations of evidence tampering and excessive force

GPB: Taylor Gantt

 

Gwinnett County is fast becoming one of the most diverse areas in all of Georgia, and even throughout the southeast.

 

The county has been experiencing a cultural shift over the years.  

 

In fact, white residents no longer make up the majority of the county’s registered voters, and last year’s elections are proof of that.

 

In Norcross, councilman Craig Newton became Gwinnett’s first-ever black mayor.

 

 

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