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. 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.

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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.

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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.

My Life. My Vote.

Nov 1, 2016

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: