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

Brandon Hollingsworth, WUOT News

White nationalists and protesters stood apart geographically and ideologically at the University of Tennessee Saturday afternoon. Matthew Heimbach, who chairs a group called the Traditionalist Workers’ Party, kicked off what he said would be a four-state college lecture tour called “National Socialism or Death.”

The TWP believes multiculturalism to be an existential threat to the United States, and in particular sees universities as bastions of views, such as cultural and racial diversity, that TWP finds objectionable.

A sound-rich light feature, "1979 Eclipse Coverage," aired August 21, 2017. Reporter: Brandon Hollingsworth.

An excerpt from WUOT's monthly public affairs and conversation series, Dialogue. This edition, titled "The Myths of Modern Appalachia," aired on July 5, 2017. Host: Brandon Hollingsworth; guest: historian Elizabeth Catte.

This montage features selected moments from Brandon Hollingsworth's anchoring of daily newsmagazine All Things Considered, public affairs series Dialogue, biweekly segment HealthConnections, science program The Method and special live coverage of the 2017 State of the State address.

This is not the first time we've discussed opioid addiction in Tennessee. It won't be the last. The subject gets lots of attention from reporters, elected officials, medical professionals, law enforcement and the public. In this edition of HealthConnections, we zoom out a bit to explore the contours of opioid abuse from a basic level. University of Tennessee College of Nursing professor Dr. Carole Myers interviews Karen Pershing, executive director of the Metro Drug Coalition.