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Callie Crossley is the host/moderator of Boston Public Radio, a live 2-hour call-in radio program airing daily on WGBH Radio, 89.7 FM. Crossley was named to that position in the summer of 2012 following the success of her former program, The Callie Crossley Show, a daily radio program that aired for 2 1/2 years for which she was the host/executive editor.
Crossley is also a public speaker and television and radio commentator for national and local programs. She is a regular contributor on National Public Radio’s The Takeaway and Fox 25 Boston’s Morning Show, and she often guests on CNN’s Reliable Sources and PBS NewsHour. Crossley appears weekly on WGBH-TV’s Beat the Press, a media criticism program that examines local and national media coverage, and Basic Black, a public affairs show focusing on current events and cultural issues concerning black communities. Ms. Crossley was a producer for Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, the critically acclaimed documentary series, which earned her an Oscar nomination and major film and journalism awards, including a National Emmy and a DuPont-Columbia Gold Baton Award, considered the Pulitzer Prize of broadcast journalism.
A former producer for ABC News 20/20, Ms. Crossley is also program manager for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, and a Woodrow Wilson visiting fellow, guest-lecturing at colleges and universities about media literacy, media and politics and the intersection of race, gender and media.
Crossley has been awarded two Harvard Fellowships: a Nieman fellowship and a fellowship at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is a graduate of Wellesley College, and holds an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Pine Manor College and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Cambridge College.
She was one of the six women in 2011 to receive the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ Leading Woman Award. She is also one of 125 women featured in the 2011 book "Boston, Inspirational Women," photographs by Bill and Kerry Brett, text by Carol Beggy.