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Josie Lenora

Politics/Government Reporter

Josie Lenora is the Politics/Government Reporter for Little Rock Public Radio. She covers anything involving city government, the legislature, or the governor's office. She is the occasional fill-in host for Morning Edition or All Things Considered.

She has two first-place awards from the Arkansas Society of Professional Journalists. She also won first and third-place awards from the Arkansas Press Woman's Association. Her report on the Arkansas Department of Education's AP African American Studies ban won first place at the National Federation of Press Women contest for 2024. She is also the recipient of The National Press Foundations 2024 Elections Journalism Fellowship.

Her reporting has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition. This includes the Lawsuit over "Critical Race Theory" in Schools, Arkansas drag bans and the State Monument to the Unborn. She has done freelance audio work for Gimlet's podcast "Crime Show" and Dateline NBC's "Murder in Apartment 12." She is an occasional guest on the Arkansas-PBS weekly news show "Arkansas Week."

Josie has a B.A. degree in English/creative writing from Hendrix College in Conway. When she is not at work, Josie renovates the insides of old dollhouses, works on her annual book quota and listens to as many podcasts as she can fit in a day.

She also loves hearing from listeners. Email: josie@littlerockpublicradio.org