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.

Ways to Connect

-Governor Deal speaks at "Eggs and Issue" breakfast this morning

-Agnes Scott College announces new president

-South Fulton will not become "Renaissance" after mayor's veto

In today's headlines:

-Winter weather advisory in Atlanta

-Thousands of fans in town for college football championship

-Georgia's general assembly will meet for the first time this morning

Today's headlines:

  • GDOT announces holiday work stoppage to limit lane closures
  • Plant Vogtle will continue after PSC vote on Thursday
  • Former Roswell city council member indicted on child pornography charges 

In today's news:

  • Mary Norwood officially concedes after recount in Atlanta's mayoral race
  • The Public Service Commission prepares to decide Plant Vogtle's fate
  • Officials at Atlanta's airport apologize for the blackout over the weekend

In today's news: 

  • The remains of the Georgia Dome were imploded early this morning
  • Delta is looking to recoup losses after the Atlanta airport blackout on Sunday
  • South Fulton will not become "Renaissance" after a mayoral veto

In today's headlines:

  • Atlanta's airport tries to get back to normal after an 11 hour outage
  • Georgia Power CEO Paul Bowers apologizes for the fire that caused the blackout
  • Falcons top the Buccaneers, closing in on return to playoffs

In today's news:

  • Power has been restored to the Atlanta airport after an 11 hour outage
  • Results have been certified in the Atlanta mayoral race
  • REPORT: CDC officials are not allowed to use certain words on official documents, including "transgender, fetus and science-based." 

In today's headlines

  • Mary Norwood is considering legal action after her loss was confirmed in the mayoral race
  • Sam Olens will soon step down as president of Kennesaw State University
  • Reinhardt University prepares to play in the NAIA national championship on Saturday.

In today's news:

  • A recount will take place today in the Atlanta mayoral race
  • REPORT: Data shows police in DeKalb shoot far more black citizens than whites. 
  • ATL United sets a new MLS transfer record after acquiring US international Darlington Nagbe

In GPB-Atlanta news:

  • Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms selects her transition team 
  • Georgia politicians react to Doug Jones' win over Roy Moore in Alabama senate race
  • Support for medical marijuana legislation grows, even among Georgia Republicans

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