About

CALLIE CROSSLEY BIOGRAPHY Callie Crossley is a WGBH radio and TV host. Her latest show is “Under the Radar with Callie Crossley.” Crossley hosted two other radio programs shows during the last three years at WGBH Radio. She was both Host/Moderator of “Boston Public Radio” and the Host/Executive Producer of “The Callie Crossley Show. During the run of the shows, she conducted interviews with the likes of now Secretary of State John Kerry, musician Livingston Taylor, filmmaker Errol Morris, authors Junot Diaz and Louise Erdrich, political pundit Meghan McCain, Governor Deval Patrick, satirist Baratunde Thurston, architect Maya Lin, journalists Jonathan Alter, David Remnick, and Michele Norris, actors Anna Deavere Smith, Wayne Brady, and Rachel Dratch.Crossley is also a 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 TV’s Morning Show, and she often guests on CNN’s Reliable Sources, and the PBS News Hour. Crossley appears weekly on WGBH-TV’s Beat the Press, an award winning media criticism program which examines local and national media coverage, and often hosts Basic Black, a public affairs show focusing on current events and cultural issues concerning black communities. Ms. Crossley is the recent recipient of the 2014 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Documentary for the WGBH radio program on the '50th Anniversary of the March on Washington' which she wrote and produced.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, a Peabody, an Edward R. Murrow award, a Christopher, and an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award (Gold Baton), considered the Pulitzer Prize of broadcast journalism.A sought after public speaker, Crossley keynotes local and national conference meetings and community forums, recently delivering annual MLK Day lectures, and a talk at the Museum of Fine Arts. She is a frequent moderator for Forum events at Boston’s John F. Kennedy Library. As a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, she guest lectures at colleges and universities about media literacy, media and politics, and the intersection of race, gender and media.Ms. Crossley is a former producer for ABC News 20/20, and the former Program Manager for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.Ms. 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.In February 2013 she was named one of four Wellesley graduates to receive the Wellesley Alumnae Achievement Award, the college’s highest honor.In 2012, she was named by the Tennessee Historic Commission as one of twelve ‘distinguished’ Tennesseans featured in the AT&T African-American History Calendar.  The Ford Hall Forum also honored her that year with its highest recognition, The George Coleman Award, for extraordinary community service.In 2011, she was one of six women to receive the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ Leading Woman Award and one of 125 women featured in the book Boston, Inspirational Women, photographs by Bill and Kerry Brett, text by Carol Beggy.