Todd Steed

Director of Music, Host, Producer

A Knoxville native, Todd began working at WUOT in 2006 as jazz coordinator. His role has expanded to include operations, fill-in host of All Things Considered, and host of Studio 865/Flipside and Changing Course. Todd got his start in radio at WUTK, where he served as music director while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at UT. He later earned a master’s degree in education, also at UT.

Prior to working at WUOT, Todd worked overseas in China, Lithuania and Indonesia. Upon returning to the states, he was a study abroad coordinator at UT's Center for International Education. He claims he is also a musician. 

UT Poet Goes National

Sep 10, 2018

PhD student Katie Codon was recently published in The New Yorker.  Katie talks with Todd Steed about the poem and process that made it possible.  She also dicusses her work with Grist and The Only-Tenn-Isee.

Note: For those wanting to submit fiction, poetry or non-fiction to Grist, the next deadline is September 15th. 

Chris Blue Comes Home

Sep 7, 2018

He won season 12 of The Voice and then sold out the Tennessee Theatre three nights in a row.  Chris Blue stops by WUOT to talk with Todd Steed about his magical rise, family, chocolate, and his upcoming performance at the Tennessee Valley Fair. 

Video of interview here

Director of communication studies John Haas was recently given a surprise endowment from Peyton Manning.  Todd Steed talks to Dr. Haas about the million dollar award and how it will benefit UT students. 

Todd caught up with vocalist Carol Bach-y-Rita at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest to talk jazz and fearlessness. 

Todd Steed sits down for a chat with guitarist Hristo Vitchev at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest. 

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