Brandon Hollingsworth

All Things Considered Host/Producer

Brandon is WUOT’s All Things Considered host. From 2008 to 2010, he hosted Morning Edition on Alabama Public Radio. For two years before that he served as an APR bureau correspondent and anchored Morning Edition on WLJS-FM in Jacksonville, Ala.

Brandon's work has been heard nationally on the flagship NPR newsmagazines Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as the network's newscast service. Regionally, his work has aired on West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Inside Appalachia .

Brandon is a 2008 graduate of Jacksonville State University, and holds a B.A. in communications. He is a native of St. Clair County, Ala., a fact of which he is intensely proud.

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There’s no place like home for the holidays…at least, that's what we're told. But after an exceedingly divisive election season and a result that left many wounds, the thought of politics rearing its head at family gatherings or office Christmas parties may have you reaching for the Tums instead of egg nog. On this edition of Dialogue, we discuss civility and relationships in this unique holiday season. Can our differences be fixed with wrapping papers and bows?

Brandon Reese

Late Monday night, photojournalist Brandon Reese and his colleague Megan Johnson Brown, made a risky decision. They headed into the teeth of the fire burning sections of Gatlinburg. They made it out safely, but not before indelible images were grilled into their minds. In this first-person account, Brandon Reese describes some of what they saw.

Megan Jamerson, WUOT News

This week’s rain wasn’t enough to reverse the effects of a long drought in the Tennessee River basin. James Everett monitors river levels for the Tennessee Valley Authority. His job is only getting tougher as the drought lingers. WUOT’s Megan Jamerson checks in with Everett to see how TVA is keeping an eye on water levels.

Brandon Hollingsworth, WUOT News

It’s often said that news is the first draft of history. If that’s true, then the biggest chapter of that draft is housed in a nondescript office building in Nashville. It’s there, on the campus of Vanderbilt University, that you’ll find video of evening newscasts from NBC, ABC and CBS, going back nearly fifty years.

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Donald Trump’s presidential campaign highlighted and exploited fault lines of class, gender and race in American society. The differences that polarized much of the country at large were also reflected within the nation’s biggest single religious denomination, Catholicism.

Maryville College

This week, WUOT News is giving you a preview of the 2016 elections in Tennessee. Today, why so few of Tennessee’s races are in question. The Congressional delegation is a lock for re-election. Few legislative seats are at risk. And while Donald Trump may face difficulties in other states, he’s virtually guaranteed Tennessee’s eleven electoral votes. What explains all this? Maryville College political science professor Mark O’Gorman has some answers.

WPLN, Nashville Public Radio

This week, WUOT News is giving you a preview of the 2016 elections in Tennessee.  Today, legislative races. Very few seats are considered competitive this year. But there are a few races to watch as results begin to come in Tuesday night. Chas Sisk, the legislative correspondent for Nashville Public Radio, tells WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth about the races he'll be watching.

To say the least, it's been an interesting campaign season, resulting in an election night for the ages.  Even here in East Tennessee, one of the state's most closely-watched races has yet to be resolved.  As of midnight, Republican incumbent Eddie Smith led Democratic challenger Gloria Johnson by a mere 154 votes in the race for the 13th Tennessee House seat.  That race may not be resolved until all provisional ballots have been counted.  

Here are the winners from  some of Tuesday's Tennessee races:

This week, WUOT News is giving you a preview of the 2016 elections in Tennessee. Today, the Anderson County charter commission. Voters will choose eight people who will write the county’s first charter document. Anderson will be only the third county in the state to adopt a charter form of government, after Knox and Shelby. Joe Jarret knows about this topic, because he advised Knox County's charter review panel in 2012. Jarret speaks with WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth.

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Imagine being in the hospital, but unable to tell your doctor what’s wrong. WUOT’s Megan Jamerson visits Rebecca Kosalinski, a University of Tennessee nursing professor who helped invent Speak for Myself, an app that helps patients give doctors, nurses and caregivers important information.