Celeste Headlee is the host of "On Second Thought" at Georgia Public Broadcasting and has been a host and correspondent for NPR and PRI since 2006. Her anchoring at NPR include “The Takeaway," "Tell Me More," "Talk of the Nation," and “Weekend Edition". Celeste also has appeared as a guest on CNN, the BBC, and other networks. In 2012, she anchored presidential election coverage for PBS World.
Her TedxCreativeCoast talk in 2015, “10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation,” has been viewed more than 10 million times. CNBC voted Celeste as having one of the most watched TED talks in 2016 and Glassdoor named Celeste as having the #1 must-watch TED talk for every recruiter and hiring manager. Her first book, Heard Mentality, was released in May 2016. Her just released second book, We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter, is a practical guide to the lost art of conversation.