Brandon Hollingsworth

News Director

Brandon is WUOT’s news director. In that role, he oversees the station's daily news operations. He also hosts Dialogue and produces the biweekly series HealthConnections. For seven years, Brandon was WUOT's All Things Considered anchor. 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 Morning Edition anchor at 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. He has contributed to NPR's midday newsmagazine, Here and Now, and 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, Alabama.

Ways to Connect

Talking about gun violence in the U.S. is difficult. Personal feelings run high, and the environment for conversation degrades quickly.

David H. Dye, University of Memphis

About seven centuries ago, Native Americans living in what is now Middle Tennessee turned blocks of stone into human figures. About forty of these sculptures are known to us today, and two of them are now in the permanent collection of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Tennessee.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

President Trump has a rocky relationship with the reporters who cover his administration. But he's not the first chief executive to struggle with the press. On this edition of Dialogue, we hear about the history of the White House press corps and its dynamics with the president.

President Trump and Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander are two key players in the immediate future of health coverage in this country. Decisions about the individual marketplaces, open enrollment, cost-sharing payments to insurers are being made. But Trump and Alexander are pointing in different directions, emphasizing strong disagreement about the best way forward.

Early voting for five seats on the Knoxville City Council is underway. Election Day is Tuesday, November 7. The August primary narrowed the field from 30 candidates to ten - sort of. A second-place tie in the Fourth District forced the incumbent city council to make a choice. This they did, sending Harry Tindell on to the general election slate. Amelia Parker decided to stay in the race as a write-in option.