Victor Agreda, Jr.

Morning Edition Host/Producer

Victor Agreda comes to WUOT with 10 years of experience in the media field, managing DownloadSquad, Engadget Spanish, Autoblog Spanish, DIYLife, and The Unofficial Apple Weblog for AOL. During his time at TUAW, Victor tested thousands of apps, and worked closely with developers and innovators in the technology field.

Victor holds degrees from the University of Tennessee (English) as well as Watkins in Nashville (Film Editing). Victor has created content for television and the web, and has been a speaker at SXSW and 360 Intersect, and has been interviewed on BBC Radio and Fox Business News.

Victor’s passion lies in storytelling and empowering local businesses and individuals in the region. Victor lives in Fountain City, and has two teenage children, Belle and Weston.

Images of police in tactical gear at protests like those seen in Ferguson, Missouri sparked a debate about whether such gear creates more negative outcomes. However, a study conducted by researchers from UT’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research indicates that isn’t necessarily the case. I spoke to Matt Harris, one of the authors of the paper about their findings.

Peter and the Starcatcher kicks off the new season at Clarence Brown Theatre with a fun sort-of prequel to the Peter Pan story. The play is almost a musical, but not quite. It's also a challenge for the technical staff, who have to make a dizzying variety of sets, costumes and sound and lighting effects.

WUOT's Victor Agreda spoke to the director, Casey Sams, and scenic designer Christopher Pickart about those technical challenges and the challenges faced by the cast when making the play come to life. 

City of Knoxville

This week, WUOT News is looking at the race for five Knoxville city council seats. Thirty candidates are running for ten slots in next Tuesday's primary. We're talking with residents and reporters - people who know the districts and the issues. In this discussion, Victor Agreda interviews Brandon Hollingsworth about District Three, which includes much of northwest Knoxville, north of Middlebrook Pike and south of Clinton Highway.