Celeste Gracia

Morning Producer

Celeste Gracia was born and raised in deep south Texas. She’s always loved to read and write, so when she discovered journalism in high school, she knew it was for her. She graduated from the University of North Texas. She previously interned at CBS News Radio in New York and Morning Edition in Washington D.C. She constantly craves cookies & creme ice cream and enjoys singing along to Broadway musicals.

NC NAACP at a Moral Mondays rally in Raleigh.
Matthew Lenard

The election for president of the North Carolina branch of the NAACP planned for this weekend will be rescheduled.

Jazmyne Childs, a former youth and college director for the NC NAACP, speaks to reporters about her allegations that a longtime chapter member sexually assaulted her.
Jason deBruyn / WUNC

A woman from the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP alleged on Wednesday that a longtime chapter member sexually assaulted her.

Strickland Farms
Leoneda Inge / WUNC

North Carolina tobacco farmers say Hurricane Dorian destroyed at least 20 to 25 percent of their total harvest, hurting the state's overall tobacco industry, according to David Thomas, of the U.S. Tobacco Cooperative.